Video Gaming Not a “Mental Disorder”

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Posted in category Zeitgeist

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.

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3 Responses to Video Gaming Not a “Mental Disorder”

  1. Shannon says:

    September 29th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I supposed similar programs should be enforced to help people who drink too much caffeine, listen to their mp3 players too loudly, eat too much provolone cheese, wear clothes that don’t match, etc.

  2. Jer says:

    September 30th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Boy, all of those “signs” sound like being a teenager.

  3. Todd Fletcher says:

    September 30th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    My son was getting a bit too obsessive about the internet, but it’s amazing how pulling out one cable from his computer solved it.

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