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Natl Med J India. 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):282-3.

Video game addiction: Impact on teenagers' lifestyle.

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1
Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Govindaswamy Block, Bengaluru 560029, Karnataka, India, shutclinic@gmail.com.
2
Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Govindaswamy Block, Bengaluru 560029, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Use of video games as a leisure-time activity has increased among teenagers. Excessive use of video games is associated with psychosocial dysfunctions in the user's life. Two teenagers came for consultation to our Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic for management of addiction due to video games. They were assessed using a clinical interview as well as the General Health Questionnaire and Griffith criteria for video games. The cases emphasize the addictive potential of video games and their association with lifestyle changes. Addiction to video games has implications for screening and intervention among teenagers.

PMID:
27294452
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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