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Hey everyone im new to this site

My name is jalal,

and i myself an am avid gamer but im here because im doing an assignment on computer game addiction and was wandering if anyone had any opinions or information that could help me,

Thanks

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Jalal, Read my story and the

Jalal,

Read my story and the other stories here. Look at the World News tab above. I think video game addiction is insidious and the biggest threat to our society because tens of millions of kids and young adults in the US are addicted. In countries like China, the numbers are in the hundreds of millions who are addicted (http://www.neoseeker.com/news/10205-chinas-campaign-against-video-game-addiction-proves-effective/). Video game addiction is unrecognized and "tolerated". The medical community is way behind in the diagnosis, treatment, and research. Parents and families are not educated about the dangers. Game companies are billion dollar enterprises that give away game consoles to college students and "give away" games to the public, i.e. Facebook games and free MMORPGs.

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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Hello, jalal! This page may

Hello, jalal! This page may have some useful information:

http://www.olganon.org/?q=self_tests_on_gaming_addiction

Healthy enthusiasms add to life, addictions take away from it.