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#1 _GhOsT_


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:25 PM

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CHICAGO - The telltale signs are ominous: teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, family, even food and a shower, while grades plummet and belligerence soars. The culprit isn't alcohol or drugs. It's video games, which for certain kids can be as powerfully addictive as heroin, some doctors contend.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:48 PM

the article I read said that addiciton experts opposed the absurd idea

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 01:33 PM

i think i may have had a problem like that,but i stopped playing games for a month and now i play about 5 hrs a week cool.gif

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:29 AM

as a physician and member of the AMA, i would agree that obsessive video game playing can cause disruption in a individual's life and tends to exist as a component of behavioral issues - not a distinct mental disease by itself. i would be surprised if this would truly get classification as a mental disorder and placed in the DSM V to be released in 2011 or 2012.

(more on the DSM http://en.wikipedia....ental_Disorders)

the classification would allow diagnosis and treatment for this problem to be covered by health insurance more directly, but i would suggest that one could still get coverage by grouping video game playing as symptoms manifested through another behavioral or personality disorder.

that online gamers anonymous web page did look interesting.


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