Video Game Addiction: MyModernHealth FAQs

Overview

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...
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Overview

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

Mercury Learning and Information is pleased to announce a new series that will address modern consumer health issues in an inexpensive, easy to read, question and answer format, complemented with a companion disc packed with descriptive animations, Web resources, related articles, and more. Topics will include, obesity, menopause, Alzheimer’s, anorexia, diabetes, cancer, migraines, heartburn, HIV/AIDS, birth control, cholesterol, alcoholism, social diseases, and others.

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

Companion DVD.
  • To accompany printed versions with animations, color figures from the book, Web links, animations, etc.

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.

Visit www.mymodernhealthfaqs.com for more information and updates!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937585822
  • Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
  • Publication date: 3/22/2015
  • Pages: 60

Meet the Author

JEAN RIESCHER WESTCOTT took a History of Computers class back in 1985 and spent a summer studying programming in high school, but has been more of a book geek since she finished her law degree. She spent a long, wonderful time in independent bookselling and now works in book publishing. She writes a column on consumer technology. Sean and Jean have two children and live in Northern Virginia. They are the co-authors of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101.
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