A Conceptual Review of Research on the Pathological Use of Computers, Video Games, and the Internet

@article{Sim2011ACR,
  title={A Conceptual Review of Research on the Pathological Use of Computers, Video Games, and the Internet},
  author={Timothy Sim and Douglas A. Gentile and Francesco Bricolo and Giovanni Serpelloni and Farah Gulamoydeen},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={748-769}
}
Preliminary research studies suggest that some people who use computer, video games, and the Internet heavily develop dysfunctional symptoms, often referred to in the popular press as an “addiction.” Although several studies have measured various facets of this issue, there has been no common framework within which to view these studies. This paper aims to provide a conceptual framework of “impulse control disorders” and describe what is known currently based on a review of the international… Expand

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