Warcraft ‘more shameful than porn’

A leading psychiatrist in the treatment of online game addiction has revealed that some World Of Warcraft users are more ashamed of being addicted to the game than to online porn.

Speaking to The Boston Globe, Dr Jerald Block spoke about the rise in internet addiction and some of the cases he has had to deal with.

He said: “The computer gamers tend to be harder to treat. People feel a lot of shame around computer games. Whereas, it's socially acceptable to have a porn problem.”

Block added: “As a society we understand that porn is something people do, and you can see a psychiatrist and get treated for it. But gaming is hard to describe to anyone else.

“So these people can't explain their situation to friends. In fact, it's hard to give you an example of what my clients talk about, because gaming is enormously complicated.”

Thanks to TechRadar for the spot.

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