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Video Game Addiction

A Boy's Plea About Video Game Addiction

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The next time you feel a desire to tune out by turning on your game system, pause. Take three or four breaths and just notice how you feel. Tense? Anxious? Excited? Sad? Bored?

Is Cybersex Grounds For Divorce?

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Andrew Feldstein

Cyber-sex, sexting, lurid Facebook messages, and other forms of virtual infidelity are becoming increasingly prevalent in Family Law. With vastly improved computer graphics and enhanced reality, the real world and the virtual world are becoming increasingly blurred.

The Unusual Reason A Dad Assassinated His Own Son In An Online Game

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Frustrated by his adult son's incessant gaming habit, a man in China reportedly hired a number of in-game master "hitmen" to annihilate his son's avat...

WATCH: Mom Loses It Over Son's Obsession With Video Games

Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

Bedtime isn't the only time when parents feel like they're playing Whack-A-Mole. In this new short film, "Glued," produced by four animation stude...

Addicted to Technology

Sura | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

The more aware you are about your relationship to technology, the more empowered you become. Let's make our technology devices work for us, not the other way around.

If Gambling, Games, and Sex Are Addictive, What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

DSM 5's announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn't involve substance abuse -- gambling -- has opened the floodgates.

Why Are You So Angry, Birds?

Ali MacLean | Posted 04.07.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Look, Fowl Freaks, whatever your beef is with the pigs, setting yourself on fire and launching yourself as a homemade bomb through a crudely made sling shot is not the answer. I have to ask you to leave my boyfriend out of it.

Addiction? Video Games Crowded Out Man's Real Life

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.28.2011 | Healthy Living

SARASOTA, Fla. — At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the grocery store checkout line with his milk and ...

Addiction? Video Games Crowded Out Man's Real Life

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.28.2011 | Healthy Living

SARASOTA, Fla. — At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the grocery store checkout line with his milk and ...

Video Games Crowded Out Man's Real Life

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.27.2011 | Technology

SARASOTA, Fla. — At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the grocery store checkout line with his milk and ...

Worldwide, Students Suffer From Internet 'Addiction'

Susan Moeller | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology
Susan Moeller

For young adults, media are no longer external actors that deliver news and information; they are the circuitry of this generation's increasingly bionic make-up.

The Latest Addiction

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Why do some internet gamers, who often play in total obscurity, keep playing until they die?

Nearly 1 In 10 Kids Risk Pathological Addiction To Video Games

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roughly 1 in 10 children who play video games are at risk of becoming pathologically addicted to them, found a new study published in the journal Pedi...

Judge: Video Game Addiction Lawsuit Can Proceed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HONOLULU — A federal judge has ruled that a man who says he's psychologically dependent and addicted to an online video game can proceed with so...

South Korea Internet Addicts Let Child Starve While They Raised Virtual Child

AP | SANGWON YOON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea — Day and night, Lee Mi-hwa's son stays on his computer, slaying dragons in his online fantasy world while his dinner and hom...

South Korea Imposes Midnight Gaming Ban To Combat Addiction

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"Other people sacrifice their sons to the nation, but I gave my son away to online games," one South Korean mother told Donga, a South Korean news out...

Are We (Virtually) There Yet?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Recent research found that kids consume 7.5 hours of media per day. Add in multi-tasking (texting while watching TV while listening to music, for instance) and the figure reaches an amazing 11 hours.

Caffeine Addiction -- As Real As Nicotine Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

"How ridiculous," we think. "Coffee, addictive" -- what will they think of next." Let's dial back to 1964 -- the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. You know, the one that banned smoking.

"HALO 3 KILLER" SENTENCED To 23 Years

The Examiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Halo 3 Killer Sentenced: If you haven't heard, it's the biggest story of video-game related violence in history - in October of 2007, Daniel Petric...

Study: Almost 1 In 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Yahoo! News | Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A sizable number of young video game players -- fully 8.5 percent -- exhibit signs of addiction to gaming, a new study has found. These kids aren't...