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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction

The classification of video game addiction as a mental disorder is under debate. Video game addiction is hypothesized to be an excessive or compulsive use of computer ... of other mental health problems, rather than causing them. Thus it is unclear whether video game addiction should be considered a unique diagnosis.

arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2006/08/7459

Aug 9, 2006 ... Doctor claims 40 percent of World of Warcraft players are addicted ... and Internet use) should be considered to be legitimate mental disorders, and thus ... to the exclusion of all others risk negative real-world consequences.

www.vice.com/en_us/article/video-game-addiction-is-destroying-american-lives-456

Jan 26, 2015 ... "I was absolutely sure that video game addiction couldn't be a real thing ... Brett's mental health only deteriorated more when he moved back to ...

www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/aug/29/world-of-warcraft-video-game-addict

Aug 29, 2011 ... Former video game addict Ryan van Cleave almost lost everything as his life ... he did not think he had a problem IRL – gamer-speak for in real life. ... listing video game addiction as a mental disorder in the 2012 edition of the ...

addiction.lovetoknow.com/wiki/World_of_Warcraft_Addiction

Are you chained to your computer because of your WoW addiction? Source. World of Warcraft addiction is real. ... The reason is the same as it is for gambling addiction - it's the emotional or the psychological dependence that makes it addictive. ... motor skills putting him or her at risk for other health and occupational risks.

theweek.com/articles/451660/psychology-video-game-addiction

Feb 6, 2014 ... So why does video game addiction merit little more than a footnote in the latest DSM, the manual for understanding and diagnosing mental illness? .... conditions that might look to video games to escape from real problems.

www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/11/the-worst-examples-of-world-of-warcraft-addiction

Nov 13, 2014 ... "World of Warcraft" addiction is real and this is proof. ... for a role play enthusiast, and demanded that the lucky gent be drug and disease free. ... where hopefully, they'll undergo some mandatory psychiatric treatment as well.

www.cnn.com/2012/08/05/tech/gaming-gadgets/gaming-addiction-dsm/index.html

Aug 6, 2012 ... Gaming and Internet addiction are not official disorders in the United States ... We met a 17-year-old who said he felt like online games were "pulling him" away from the real world. ... The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) ... Typically it's "World of Warcraft" that they're playing.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5410811

Apr 25, 2017 ... Some evidence associates video game addiction with depression, ... Whether video games can produce a true addiction in a clinical or scientific ... “Personally, I think it really likely is a mental disorder, but I think we need to ...

www.theverge.com/2014/9/26/6849317/if-world-of-warcraft-is-a-drug-blizzard-is-a-cruel-drug-dealer

Sep 26, 2014 ... Once you pass the event horizon, your real life and your virtual life switch ... If you search for "World of Warcraft addiction" on the internet, you're likely ..... Aside from a few people who likely have mental illness complicating the ...