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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Video gaming addiction and its association with memory, attention and learning skills in Lebanese children | Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health | Full Text (

-this article highlights the process of gaming bridges across cultures. Video gaming misuse is not impacted by cultural norms and the findings are similar to those in north America (further studies are needed to support the direct comparison)

- Video gaming's are changing the brain functioning of a generation.

-When conducting studies/assessments related to video game misuse clinicians need to take into consideration factors related to video gaming. Factors that could be other wise explained by pre-existing attention problems, ADHD diagnosis or other pre-existing brain functioning diagnoses.

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