In this video, Dr Le answers some questions by a year 12 student Lachlan who is researching video game addiction for their year 12 project.

Key takeaways:
-Tips on how to use the internet to find trusted research articles
-How to use the tools in Google Scholar
-Why is there such a wide range in prevalence in IGD?
-The effect of Covid on IGD
-Prevention and Treatment of IGD
-Loot boxes


Mihara, S., & Higuchi, S. (2017). Cross‐sectional and longitudinal epidemiological studies of I nternet gaming disorder: A systematic review of the literature. Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences71(7), 425-444.

Yen, J. Y., Ko, C. H., Yen, C. F., Chen, S. H., Chung, W. L., & Chen, C. C. (2008). Psychiatric symptoms in adolescents with Internet addiction: Comparison with substance use. Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences62(1), 9-16.

Thomas, N. J., & Martin, F. H. (2010). Video‐arcade game, computer game and Internet activities of Australian students: Participation habits and prevalence of addiction. Australian Journal of Psychology62(2), 59-66.

King, D. L., Delfabbro, P. H., Zwaans, T., & Kaptsis, D. (2013). Clinical features and axis I comorbidity of Australian adolescent pathological Internet and video game users. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry47(11), 1058-1067.