What is video game addiction? What are its boundaries, its symptoms, and its treatments? How wide is its scope? In this GameSpot AU feature we speak to researchers, psychologists, medical bodies, and gamers to gauge their thoughts on the cause and effects of video game addiction.

Laura Parker reports for GameSpot Australia on the emerging topic of Online Gaming Addiction. This article covers sensitive issues such as the physiology of addiction, the history of game addiction and research directions. You can read the article on the GameSpot website.
Laura also has a collection of writing on her website, discussing a variety of topics including science and technology, culture, and social issues.

Jennifer Hazel

I’m a psychiatry doctor and passionate gamer. I run a resource called prescriptionpixel.com – an interface between video games and mental health.
This is a space for gamers to safely share their feelings, access personalised resources, and seek help without judgement or stigma.

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