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Thursday, July 27, 2006
Game Addicts Clinic Swamped
10:28 AM | Eddie Park | 3 comments

Noted by Slashdot, an article in The Australian reports that the Smith & Jones Clinic, specializing in the treatment of videogame addicts, has been "overwhelmed with pleas for help from parents and children all over the world." Current clients come from a variety of locations, including the U.S., Britain, and Asia.

Keith Bakker, the director of the clinic, calls the response amazing:

It's amazing, I've never seen anything like it. The phone has been ringing constantly. Computer game addiction is obviously an even greater problem than we imagined.
Current therapy includes meditation, groups sessions, and fitness training, which is supervised by addiction specialists. The article also notes some fairly extreme examples of reported addicts, including shut-ins and two cases of fatalities.

The Australian - Clinic for game addicts swamped

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