Anti-depressants in the war against game addiction

Hope may be at hand for the poor souls addicted to video games. Recent research from South Korea has shown that a common anti-depressant, Bupropion (sold as Welbutrin, Zyban and Voxra) can “decrease craving for Internet game play” as well as the brain activity triggered by video game cues. This is a drug often used to help quit smoking, to lose weight or to recover from drug addiction, in addition to typical anti-depressant and anti-anxiety uses.

And, with Korean scientists already on-board, how better to test this theory than to gather up a bunch of StarCraft players?

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dizzleK2978d ago (Edited 2978d ago )

If you're that addicted to games suicide is the only sure fire cure. Or simply unplug your computer.

Seriously though, I see it as big pharma looking for another excuse to dope people up. I'm sure the side effects are worse than the perceived problem.

Focker-4202978d ago (Edited 2978d ago )


edit: the second part, not the first lol

Focker-4202978d ago

Soooooo getting them hooked on opiates is safer than gaming addiction.

:rolls eyes:

Psychotica2976d ago

Like to know how that would affect working with computers at the office addiction