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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

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Nicolier, Magali
Mauny, Frédéric
Monnin, Julie
Trojak, Benoit
Vandel, Pierre
Sechter, Daniel
Gorwood, Philip
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Published in BMC Psychiatry. 2011, vol. 11, p. 144
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 AdolescentAdultBehavior, Addictive/psychologyFemaleFranceHumansInternetInterpersonal RelationsMaleMiddle AgedPatient SelectionPsychiatric Status Rating Scales/statistics & numerical dataRole PlayingSelf ReportVideo Games/adverse effects/psychology
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PMID: 21871089
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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:92562

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