Is the Internet gaming-addicted brain close to be in a pathological state?

@article{Park2017IsTI,
  title={Is the Internet gaming-addicted brain close to be in a pathological state?},
  author={Chang-hyun Park and Ji-Won Chun and Huyn Cho and Young-Chul Jung and Jihye Choi and Dai Jin Kim},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={196-205}
}
Internet gaming addiction (IGA) is becoming a common and widespread mental health concern. Although IGA induces a variety of negative psychosocial consequences, it is yet ambiguous whether the brain addicted to Internet gaming is considered to be in a pathological state. We investigated IGA-induced abnormalities of the brain specifically from the network perspective and qualitatively assessed whether the Internet gaming-addicted brain is in a state similar to the pathological brain. Topological… CONTINUE READING
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