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Video Game Addiction
Paperback: 978 1 937585 82 2 / $24.95
Due: September 2017
Mercury Learning & Information
6" x 9"
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.
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