Video Gaming Not a “Mental Disorder”Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is hilarious, though it’s all supposed to be serious.
Anecdotally, therapists who now specialize in video-game and Internet addiction say it’s a growing and serious problem. But it will be some time before it meets the threshold for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).
ReSTART, at $300+ per day, is the nation’s first video-game and Internet addiction recovery program. Here’s the “signs” of abuse and addiction in case you are concerned.