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Excessive participation in on-line internet action games by two American teenagers: Case report, description of extent of overuse, and adverse consequences

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In the past 15 years, there have been more than 40 articles in the medical literature about excessive participation in on-line internet action games by adolescents and young adults. The following case reports provide detailed information on two boys, ages 16 and 20 years respectively, who are compulsive and enthusiastic internet gamers, to the exclusion of family communication, school activities, academic performance, participation in sports and dating. They have not mastered any of the usual goals of adolescent development.

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Schwartz, R. (2013) Excessive participation in on-line internet action games by two American teenagers: Case report, description of extent of overuse, and adverse consequences. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 201-203. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33035.

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