“Video game playing, attention problems, and impulsiveness: Evidence of bidirectional causality” (Gentile, Lim, Khoo 2012)

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.

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“Profile of adolescents seeking treatment for excessive computer gaming at an addiction treatment service in Singapore” (Wei M, Le H. ANZJP 2016)

Link to original commentary article here

In 2015, Dr Le received Australian Federal Funding to work in Internet Addiction clinics and school programs for teenagers in Singapore. Many of these programs were implement following the famous longitudinal study looking a pathological gaming in 3000 students over 2 years (published in Pediatrics 2011 by Gentile and Khoo). There was much opportunity to observe and collaborate with local Singaporean services so that one day similar services might be implemented in here in Australia. Continue reading “Profile of adolescents seeking treatment for excessive computer gaming at an addiction treatment service in Singapore” (Wei M, Le H. ANZJP 2016)

Pathological Internet and Video Game Users in South Australian Teens

This blog post is for the CGI Clinic talk at the Boylan Ward Adolescent Mental Health Unit Grand Rounds at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, January 2016. We will review the following journal article featured in the RANZJP, which can be found here:

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Problematic Internet Use and Electronic Gaming in Australian Adolescents

Up-to-date data on Australian adolescents’ Internet use and electronic gaming is a much needed insight for future health research, policy and service development.

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“Pathological Video Game Use Among Youths: A Two-Year Longitudinal Study”

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