Are video games addictive?
The American Medical Association isn't ready to rank this substance-free habit in the same category with, say, compulsive gambling. But you've surely heard the horror stories - and some of them are pretty horrible.
There's that guy who played "StarCraft" to death in South Korea. There's that Reno couple that neglected their kids in favor of "Dungeons & Dragons Online." The gamer culture acknowledges the addictive nature of these games (dubbing "World of Warcraft" "World of Warcrack"), even though the shrink world doesn't yet.