Video game addiction a growing a issue, being treated by new in-patient clinic
by Casey Phillips
To many video game enthusiasts, popular titles such as "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty" offer a chance to escape ordinary life for a more glamorous, heroic existence.
The trouble starts when these virtual worlds crowd out the real one, said psychiatrist Hilarie Cash.
"The people who are developing video games are very sophisticated now about behavioral principles," Dr. Cash said. "... For them, it's good business to create a highly addictive game."
Dr. Cash has been treating video game addiction for 15 years, working mostly with people hooked on massively popular multiplayer online role playing games such as "Everquest" and "World of Warcraft."
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