Tag: video games

Internet gaming disorder, listed in the DSM-5, is characterized by preoccupation, withdrawal, tolerance and continued use despite negative consequences. The behavior that characterizes Internet addiction (IA) causes significant impairment in the various spheres of an individual’s life, including social, education, personal, occupational or other relevant areas of functioning. Cognitive...
1. Children who played video or computer games for less than 1 hour per day reported significantly greater social behavior and life satisfaction than those who did not play at all. 2. Children who played electronic games for more than 3 hours each day reported significantly more emotional symptoms, conduct problems,...
Image: PD 1. Participants in a comprehensive family-based pediatric weight management program who were randomly provided with active video games lost more weight than their peers in the weight management program who were not provided with active video games.  2. Participants who were randomly provided with active video games had more...
Image: PD  1. Boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spent significantly more time playing video games than those with typical development (TD).  2. Boys with ASD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had more problematic video game use, as indicated by higher scores on the problem video game playing test (PVGT),...
Image: PD 1. Duration of primary attention to TV was associated with increased body mass index (BMI).  2. Duration of screen use of TV, video games, and computers did not have a significant association with BMI.  Study Rundown: With both adolescent obesity and rates of media use on the rise, researchers aimed...