A group of South Korean psychiatrists say they have successfully reduced “StarCraft” addiction by giving players a popular antidepressant.
Do YOU have a Starcraft addiction? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Seems as though the antidepressant Bupropion has been seen to decrease an “addict’s” cravings to play the game. The study was done in South Korea, where (as we all know) Starcraft is basically a national sport. They studied 11 addicts (those who played 30+ hours/week) and 8 “normal” players (about an hour/day game time). The results showed some decrease in “cravings” from the addicts. With further reading, we find out that there was no placebo group, so there is no significant way to prove that it was the drug that helped so far. Truthfully, the results haven’t sold me yet, but what do you think?
Decide for yourself.