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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150-151

Video game addiction and life style changes: Implications for caregivers burden

Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Manoj Kumar Sharma
Department of Clinical Psychology, SHUT clinic, Govindaswamy Block, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.178811

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Limitation of available information on caregiver perspective on managing the users excessive use of technology. The present case series explore the caregiver burden related to users addictive use of video game. The users and caregivers approached the service of healthy use of technology (SHUT clinic) for management. They were assessed using Griffith criteria for video game; General Health questionnaire and family burden interview schedule. It demonstrate the addictive use of video game and its impact on users life style and the presence of psychiatric distress/family burden in the caregivers. Caregivers also reported presence of disturbance in psychosocial domains and helplessness to manage the excessive use. It has implications for building support group and service to handle parents' distress and enabling them to handle the dysfunction in users.

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