Tune into Triple J Hack this afternoon as Dr Le will discuss the inclusion of Gaming Disorder into the WHO ICD-11 announcement, today 1730pm AEST.
What does this recognition mean for those seeking help for gaming disorder?
This will increase public awareness and recognition of gaming disorder as a serious modern day health issue. The potential flow-on effect is that gaming disorder can no longer be ignored by the computer games industry, local governments and most of all the consumer of internet games. This will hopefully lead to better access to effective prevention, assessment and management programs.
Congratulations to Dr Huu Kim Le, who won the South Australian Toastmasters Division Speech Contest (International Category), with his speech “Ditch your Digital Device”.
Dr Le competed against 5 other finalists from 27 clubs in South Australia. The quality of speeches that day were amazing and Dr Le will now proceed to compete at the District level in Hobart, Tasmania at the Toastmasters Convention in May.
Dr Le has been working on his 7 minute speech for the past 12 months to communicate his message on smartphone addiction in a compelling, entertaining and engaging performance.
Did you know?
“We’re consuming everywhere, at any time. Thirty-five percent of us check our phone within five minutes of waking up in the morning, with 70 percent using phones during mealtimes with family and friends.”
Dr Le was recently invited to participate as a panelist for the Mental Health Professionals Network live webinar on Internet Gaming Addiction.
Perspectives on IGD from a GP, psychologist, psychiatrist and MH nurse suitable and directed at clinicians
Full 60 minute Youtube link and case study notes available FREE at MHPN.org.au here:
Through an exploration of online gaming addiction, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
recognise clinical effects and harms to mental health related to internet gaming addiction
increase skills and understanding of managing internet gaming addiction and improve awareness of evidence based interventions
identify strategies to engage specialist services when treating someone with internet gaming addiction.links:
The difference between attention Vs visual attention and why your child cannot take their eyes off a screen, why we can’t take our eyes off a car crash and why you should sell your child’s copy of GTA.