Can antidepressants treat video game addiction?
Korean doctors followed eleven patients who were being treated for video game addiction with the use of antidepressants. What they found in that study was that when a person took antidepressants as prescribed, they actually reduced their video game time by about 35%, which could lead people to believe that antidepressants do work. However, if the game time was only reduced by 35%, this alone is proof that antidepressants will not completely break a video game addiction. This study was conducted at the Chung Ang University in South Korea, the Euljii University College of Medicine in South Korea, and at the University of Utah in the United States.