Video Game Addiction: MyModernHealth FAQs

Video Game Addiction: MyModernHealth FAQs

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by Jean Riescher Westcott
     
 

A New Mexico woman, occupied for weeks with playing online games, was convicted of second-degree murder and child abandonment, after allowing her three and a half-year-old daughter to die of malnutrition and dehydration. A Philadelphia man was convicted of third-degree murder for killing his 17-month old daughter in a rage over a broken Xbox. In 2005 one study

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A New Mexico woman, occupied for weeks with playing online games, was convicted of second-degree murder and child abandonment, after allowing her three and a half-year-old daughter to die of malnutrition and dehydration. A Philadelphia man was convicted of third-degree murder for killing his 17-month old daughter in a rage over a broken Xbox. In 2005 one study estimated that 40% of the players of World of Warcraft (the popular online role-playing game), were addicted. Unfortunately, the number of these addictions is growing exponentially in most countries. This book addresses the history, symptoms, causes, and available treatment for "video game overuse." It examines numerous case studies and provides resources from several countries including the US, China, South Korea, and the UK.

MyModernHealth FAQs

Each title in the series will include:

Content

  • Questions and Answers about the medical definition/description of the condition; the source/causes; details of symptoms; available cure/treatment; and societal issues or public opinion such as legal issues, social/psychological ramifications, etc

    Case Studies

  • Patient’s perspective
  • Doctor's perspective

    Animations, Figures, Photos

  • To support, explain topics under discussion. In electronic versions these items are integrated as hyperlinks and “pop-ups” throughout the text

    Resources

  • Web sites, articles, blogs, and books that offer additional information on each subject

    Ebook versions of each title in the series will be completely hyperlinked and interactive with “pop-up” animations and supplemental information integrated throughout the text.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781937585822
    Publisher:
    Mercury Learning & Information
    Publication date:
    03/31/2016
    Series:
    MyModernHealth FAQs Series
    Pages:
    60

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