by Kourosh Dini MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9780595454709
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9780595897827

About the Book

Video games are a powerful and growing force in our society, and children are spending more and more time planted in front of the television or computer. But as parents, you may be worried about how they affect your children. When does play become problematic? How does video gaming fit into the general community?

Containing a wealth of information, this valuable primer answers these and other questions related to video games. Kourosh Dini, MD, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and gamer, has researched video gaming and presents a balanced and intelligent discussion on its advantages and disadvantages from a psychological standpoint. This primer will help parents to:

  • Gain an understanding of the allure of video games
  • See how video games can provide positive growth
  • Learn what to consider in assessing for addiction or problematic play
  • Understand the draw of community and social networking within game worlds
  • Consider the future of society and video games
Targeted to parents who want to know what's safe and what isn't for their children, Video Game Play and Addiction contains the information you need to help you navigate the twenty-first-century world of video games.

About the Author

Kourosh Dini, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in the Chicago area. The gaming topic was a central thesis in his fellowship training at the University of Chicago. Dini grew up playing video games in the 1980s and continues to play as an adult. Visit him online at and