Video Game & Digital Media Addictions

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .

 

Recent Articles About Digital Media & Video Game Addictions

  •  Summer holidays identified as addiction danger spot as youngsters spend unstructured time online. The Cabin in Chiang Mai offers a rehab program for young male addicts but, at US$15,000 a month, it’s out of reach for many
  • We’ve all seen it: people walking and talking on their cell phone or walking and texting. Chances are, we’ve done it too. We’re attached to our phones for most of the day, so using our phones while we walk is just commonplace. The danger is: total distraction and not paying attention to your surroundings. 

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  • Internet addiction has become a very real epidemic, especially overseas in countries like China. While video games or online gaming oftentimes start out as a fun way to kill time or to enhance education, for some people, gaming can take over all parts of their life. It becomes an all-consuming force that they simply cannot stop thinking about. Relationships begin to be neglected, work performance suffers, grades drop, and soon there is a huge problem that needs to be addressed. 

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  • Virtual reality headsets are becoming more popular and recent research has shown that they can act as a pain killer. In fact, they can even help women manage labor pains. Erin Martucci, a patient at Orange Regional Medical Center in New York recently used a virtual reality headset to help her pain management during labor. 

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