Internet gaming addiction and the effects on mental health

Date produced 22 November 2017

Our interdisciplinary panel will explore internet gaming addiction and the effects on mental health.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Jack's story to be better equipped to:

  • recognise clinical effects and harms to mental health related to internet gaming addiction
  • increase skills and understanding of managing internet gaming addiction and improve awareness of evidence based interventions 
  • identify strategies to engage specialist services when treating someone with internet gaming addiction.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios. 

  • Dr Sam Yong (General Practitioner, South Australia)
  • Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos (Clinical Psychologist, Victoria)
  • Dr Huu Kim Le (Psychiatrist, South Australia)
  • Dr John Hurley (Mental Health Nurse, New South Wales)


  • Dr Catherine Boland (Clinical Psychologist, New South Wales)

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