The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, SA/NT Branch Symposium: Mental Health Presentation 2020

Dr Kim Le recently presented a webinar on gaming disorder to pharmacists from South Australia and the Northern Territory. As part of the talk, he presented an article on the use of medication to treat gaming disorder in addition to practical strategies he uses day to day with his patients. Here are some of the …

Can playing games like Fortnite increase your child’s risk of problem gambling as an adult? Review of submission for 2018 Senate Inquiry into gaming micro-transactions for chance based items

Key takeaways from this video: -psychological and legal definitions of gambling -peer pressure for young players and gambling -dilution of value with virtual bucks -learned behaviours/habits from loot boxes Can playing games like Fortnite increase your child’s risk of problem gambling as an adult? Dr Le reviews one of many submissions for the 2018 Australian …

How Fortnite Persuasive Game Design keeps your child playing for hours

Dr Le recently presented a talk at the ICBA 2019 (6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions) in Yokohama, Japan. This is a recording of his talk delivered to researchers, psychologists, psychiatrist and therapists from around the world.

Attachment Disorder and Early Media Exposure: Neurobehavioral symptoms mimicking autism spectrum disorder Facebook Live Discussion

Should you restrict your child under the age of 24 months from using all digital media completely? What if your child has already been exposed to media for many years, is it too late to set limits? Here is a case example for discussion where early media exposure can mimic Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in …

Adolescent Screen Media Use: How much is too much?

FB Live Q&A with Prof S Houghton of UWA Graduate School of Education The University of Western Australia asks about #screentime: “What do you think would qualify for someone who spends too much time on electronic screens? Or gaming? In excess of 8 hours a day?”   “What’s the bottom threshold? How does this relate …