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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Learning outcomes:

Through an exploration of online gaming addiction, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity 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.


  • Dr Sam Yong (SA-based GP)
  • Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos (Vic-based psychologist)
  • Dr Huu Kim Le (SA-based psychiatrist)
  • Dr John Hurley (NSW-based mental health nurse)
  • Facilitator: Dr Catherine Boland (NSW-based psychologist)
Read about the panel

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Read Jack's story, the case upon which the panel discussion is based

Read about the panellists

Read the supporting resources list.





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