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In Europe, opened a clinic for the treatment of dependence on computer games

June 10 2006

Computer games can cause the same addiction, like gambling and drugs, and treatment of this dependence is as difficult, says Keith Bakker, director of the Amsterdam organization Smith & Jones Addiction Consultants.

Since January this year, Bakker already treated for gambling addiction in 20 people aged 13 to 30 years. Some of them have experienced withdrawal symptoms, reflected in the fact that they began to shiver and sweat at the sight of a computer.

His treatment program begins in July and will last 4-8 weeks, reports

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