Austrialian addiction expert calls for video game rehab centre

Sydney University psychiatry professor Vladan Starcevic has urged Austrilia to consider a gaming rebhab centre similar to the one recently opened in London.

According to his own research with a sample of 2000 individuals, one in ten gamers showed signs of addiction.

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This is my console. There are many like it but this one is mine.

 

“We have people in this country who do have a problem with that just like with gambling and other addictive behaviours,”

All well and good, but I’m not crazy about the untested methodology used by many of the recently opened inpatient facilities. Also, I am very much against the tens of thousands of dollars charged by the centres for treatment – it just seems blatantly exploitative.

Original article

www.techaddiction.ca

 

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Posted on November 6, 2009, in Study, Treatment, Treatment facility, videogame addiction and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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