Massively multiplayer online role-playing games: comparing characteristics of addict vs non-addict online recruited gamers in a French adult population

January 2011
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p144
Academic Journal
The article presents a research which attempts to compare the characteristics of addict as against non-addict online recruited gamers of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) in France. It is reported that, the researchers used methods like Goldberg Internet Addiction Disorder (GIAD) scale to conduct the research. According to the research, overuse of online games is associated with adverse symptoms in important aspects of life, including mood and sleep.


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