Britain's first computer rehab clinic opens

Therapists say the surge in popularity of web-based "fantasy world" games such as World of Warcraft has triggered a wave of addiction among adults and children.

Suffers spend days at a time glued to their computer screens - going without food, sleep, or any social interaction.

As a result they suffer malnutrition, relationship breakdown and postural problems.

The wave of addiction is apparently triggered by more sophisticated online games where players have to invest significant amounts of time to progress.

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