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‘They Control Me’: A 13-year-old Boy Laments Video Games

William Lindesay is trying to stop his over-reliance on video games. When I come home completely exhausted from school, I just want to get away from it all. I go to my room and turn on my console. But when I turn it off, it doesn't take long for me to feel drawn back [...]

Teenage gamer collapses after fourth day of “Modern Warfare” marathon

FOR four days a US teenager stayed shut in his bedroom, engrossed in his Xbox game. Then he collapsed. WBNS-TV reports that fifteen-year-old Columbus teen Tyler Rigsby collapsed and was taken to hospital on Tuesday after becoming severely dehydrated. His mother says he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up [...]

Computer games linked to ADHD

An American study linked computer games to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when it found people who play computer games for around 40 hours a week are more likely to have difficulty paying attention than people who only play computer games for a couple of hours a week. The researchers who conducted the study conceded that [...]

Psychologist to treat computer game addicts in-game

An English psychologist has announced plans to start treating video game addicts within the fantasy worlds of the games they play. Richard Graham of the Tavistock Clinic, London, believes many addicted gamers do not realise they have a problem, and would benefit the most from someone who understands the game. The game World of Warcraft [...]