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

Published inBMC psychiatry, vol. 11, 144
Publication date2011
Abstract

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) are a very popular and enjoyable leisure activity, and there is a lack of international validated instruments to assess excessive gaming. With the growing number of gamers worldwide, adverse effects (isolation, hospitalizations, excessive use, etc.) are observed in a minority of gamers, which is a concern for society and for the scientific community. In the present study, we focused on screening gamers at potential risk of MMORPG addiction.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Behavior, Addictive/psychology
  • Female
  • France
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales/statistics & numerical data
  • Role Playing
  • Self Report
  • Video Games/adverse effects/psychology
Citation (ISO format)
ACHAB, Sophia et al. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games: comparing characteristics of addict vs non-addict online recruited gamers in a French adult population. In: BMC psychiatry, 2011, vol. 11, p. 144. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-144
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