Compulsive Acts

A psychiatrist's tales of ritual and obsession.

Is It Therapy or Is It a Video Game?

Can an intervention inspired by, or at least using the same tools as, addictive video games be therapeutic? Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, is here, and it has more than a few things in common with World of Warcraft. Read More

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Dr. Aboujaoude is a psychiatrist and author based at Stanford University. His most recent book is Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality.

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