INTERNET GAMING ADDICTION: LIVE WEBINAR

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:
    https://www.mhpn.org.au/WebinarRecording/88/Internet-gaming-addiction-and-the-effects-on-mental-health#.WjIEYzT-vct

 

Dr Le guest interview on the Game Quitters Podcast Ep.6

Dr Le was recently invited by Cam Adair to speak on the Game Quitters Podcast.

Game Quitters is the largest support community for video game addiction. They help 25,000 gaming addicts/month in 80 countries around the world.

Continue reading Dr Le guest interview on the Game Quitters Podcast Ep.6

“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.

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

Reaction to NYpost “Digital heroin” “Glow Kids” article

A brief video on Dr Le’s initial thoughts on this viral article, the increased awareness created by attention grabbing headlines versus stigma around your child’s use of technology.

Original NYPost articles here:

http://nypost.com/2016/12/17/kids-turn-violent-as-parents-battle-digital-heroin-addiction/

http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/?_ga=1.13533175.1336544492.1479212076

“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)