Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals study

Many people spend hours on the internet every week, but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet addiction, there's a type of short-term therapy that can be an effective treatment, according to a small study published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals studyResearchers found that 69.4% of men with internet addiction entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioural therapy, compared to 23.9% of men who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy. People in remission were 10 times more likely to be part of the short-term cognitive behavioural therapy group than the waitlist […]

Gaming addiction: Pune youth attacked by a friend for refusing to hand over phone

In a shocking incidence, a 19-year-old youth was attacked by his friends in Hadapsar on Sunday evening. As per police officials, the reason for the attack was the refusal to handover a phone in order to play a mobile game. Gaming addiction has now reached new heights as this incident shows. Youngsters are willing to do anything to get a fix of their favourite video games

Gaming addiction: Pune youth attacked by a friend for refusing to hand over phoneThe victim, identified as Sunil Mane (19), refused to hand over his mobile phone to the accused Sunny Londhe (22) and two others, who then attacked Mane. According to police, the victim was attacked on head with knife. M D Patil, Assistant police inspector (API) of Hadapsar police station who is investigating the case said, […]

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s health

Dr Parul Tank, a consultant psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how excessive gaming can impact your child’s health both positively and negatively and what should a parent do

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s healthHave we ever considered gaming addition as a mental health issue? Maybe not, with a hope that this phase will pass, we usually brush it under the carpet. Excessive gaming, like any other activity, has its impact. Video games started off as a way for kids to pass the time, back in the 50’s, but […]

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, for the first time classified gaming as a mental health disorder ; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine.The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide. It contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, which classifies around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, has for the first time classified gaming as a disorder; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine. It provides a common set of information that allows health professionals to […]

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illness

If you are a hardcore video game player and can't let that controller go away for a moment, then you must know that World Health Organization (WHO) thinks that your actions could make you a patient of mental illness

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illnessThe World Health Organisation (WHO) will include “gaming disorder” in its international list of illnesses to be released early in 2018. Across the globe, e-sports is a growing trend that reached new heights of fandom in the last few years. Several thousand hardcore gamers throng events every year to participate in huge conglomerations of people […]