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A case study of Internet Game Addiction

Lee, Eun Jin R.N., Ph.D., APRN1

doi: 10.3109/10884602.2011.616609
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Internet game addiction is becoming a severe problem in adolescents. The purpose of this article was to present a case study on Internet game addiction. The effects of a new program to treat Internet game addiction based on cognitive‐behavioral therapy, behavior modification, and a 12‐step program are described. The subject in this case study was a 16‐year‐old Korean adolescent who lived in the United States. The adolescent received 5 counseling sessions which seemed ineffective in correcting his Internet game addiction. However, at follow‐up, the adolescent showed improvement in game addiction. This article suggests that these 3 therapies could be combined to form a treatment model which could significantly benefit the patient and positively impact behavior change.

1Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, USA

Address correspondence to Eun Jin Lee 1200 Murchison Rd, Nursing Building 311, Fayetteville, NC 28301. E‐mail: peace‐peace@hanmail.net

© 2011International Nurses Society on Addictions
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