Pathological preoccupation with video games

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Abstract

Controversy continues concerning the harmfulness of video game use by children. The author encountered clearly pathological preoccupation with video games in a preadolescent. The child had stolen, forged checks, and skipped school to continue using video games. He and his mother were physically abused by his father. Placement of the child in a residential treatment center with marital and family therapy resulted in resolution of the patient’s pathological use of video games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Pathological gambling
  • Video games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Pathological preoccupation with video games. / Keepers, George.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1990, p. 49-50.

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