Video Game Addiction: Past, Present and Future

@article{Griffiths2012VideoGA,
  title={Video Game Addiction: Past, Present and Future},
  author={Mark D. Griffiths and Daria J. Kuss and Daniel L. King},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={308-318}
}
Gaming addiction has become a topic of increasing research interest. The last decade has witnessed a significant increase in the number of empirical studies examining various aspects of problematic video game play and video game addiction. This paper begins with a brief past history of how research into video game addiction has changed over the last three decades (i.e., the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s). It then examines more thoroughly the contemporary research literature by analyzing the (i… 

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