While many people play video and online games for fun and camaraderie, others use these activities to deal with various issues they’re troubled with and don’t know how to handle. If they don’t receive proper treatment for these issues, they can develop a gaming addiction, which is a type of process addiction. Kathleen Parrish Explains...Read More
Video games date back to the 1950s. A British professor created a simple tic-tac-toe computerized game as part of his dissertation in 1952. To demonstrate the abilities of the latest analog computer and oscilloscope screen, a researcher in New York designed a tennis game in 1958. A few years later, a professor at MIT invented...Read More
According to the research conducted by the Open University of Catalonia and Massachusetts General Hospital, playing video games does change how the brain functions, performs, and even changes the structure of the brain. For the study, researchers analyzed data from over 100 scientific studies on video gaming and the brain. In some ways, the changes...Read More
Therapy and treatment is taking a new turn for compulsive and behavioral disorders like gambling addiction. Virtual reality is promising a world of possibilities for psychotherapeutic treatments. So far, the results are promising. For example, some research studies have found great success in using virtual reality to treat PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, in veterans....Read More
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