Parents are expressing more and more concern about their children’s preoccupation with the video gaming world. This article lays out pretty clearly how to assess whether or not your child is struggling with a very serious issue.
Although there is not yet a formal diagnosis of video game addiction in this country, China is taking the lead on formally diagnosing and treating this challenging disorder in rehabilitation centers throughout the country. A documentary premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival titled “Web Junkie” explores the underlying issues related to the disorder.
Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP