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Anti-Depressants Used Against StarCraft Addiction

August 21st, 2010 08:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

dotarray writes “Hope may be at hand for the poor souls addicted to video games. Recent research from South Korea has shown that a common anti-depressant, Bupropion (sold as Welbutrin, Zyban and Voxra) can ‘decrease craving for Internet game play‘ as well as the brain activity triggered by video game cues. This is a drug often used to help quit smoking, to lose weight or to recover from drug addiction, in addition to typical anti-depressant and anti-anxiety uses. And, with Korean scientists already on-board, how better to test this theory than to gather up a bunch of StarCraft players?”

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