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Video games are a powerful and growing force in our society, and children are spending more and more time planted in front of the television or computer. But as parents, you may be worried about how they affect your children. When does play become problematic? How does video gaming fit into the general community?
Containing a wealth of information, this valuable primer answers these and other questions related to video games. Kourosh Dini, MD, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and gamer, has researched video gaming and presents a balanced and intelligent discussion on its advantages and disadvantages from a psychological standpoint. This primer will help parents to:
- Gain an understanding of the allure of video games
- See how video games can provide positive growth
- Learn what to consider in assessing for addiction or problematic play
- Understand the draw of community and social networking within game worlds
- Consider the future of society and video games
Targeted to parents who want to know what's safe and what isn't for their children, Video Game Play and Addiction contains the information you need to help you navigate the twenty-first-century world of video games.
About the Author
Dr. Kourosh Dini is a ground-breaking psychiatric specialist of children, adolescents and adults with a vibrant practice in the metropolitan Chicago area. He attended Northwestern University as a part of the Integrated Science Program with a focus in the neurosciences. His medical degree and residency in adult psychiatry were obtained through the University of Illinois at Chicago. He pursued further studies in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Presently, he continues to work and learn at the Institute for Psychoanalysis, and maintains a private practice involving therapy, meditation, and medication management. He performs music weekly and periodically speaks on meditation as Kourosh Eusebio in the virtual world of Second Life.
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- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (April 11, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0595454704
- ISBN-13: 978-0595454709
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