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Treatment for technology addicts

22nd March 2010

A private hospital in London has started a new programme which offers help to young people who are addicted to computer games and social media.

The programme's founder Dr Richard Graham said young people who were addicted to computers displayed signs of agitation and irritability if they stopped using technology. Dr Graham's intensive programme runs for 28 days. He said: "The preoccupation with accessing sites and responding to messages is so compelling that it gets prioritised... it can impact on other areas of life and skew young people's ability to engage in other activities." 

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Article Information

Title: Treatment for technology addicts
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14451
Date Added: 22nd Mar 2010

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