Doc Give Drug to Help Addicts Quit StarCraft

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A group of psychiatrists in South Korea says that a popular antidepressant is successful in helping addicted ‘StarCraft’ players quit the game. The antidepressant drug is called Bupropion aka.Welbutrin and it has already been used in a study to see whether the drug actually help ease the addiction for StarCraft gamers.

The group of psychiatrists is now saying that the study they conducted has been very successful and they already saw a “significant decreases in terms of craving for playing ‘StarCraft’” from the people who were on the drug during the test. They were actually down 23.6 percent in terms of cravings and their total playing time was reduced by 35.4 percent compared to the other people who were not on the drug.

This kind of study was all started when Korea was having a huge dilemma with two million of their country’s citizens who were reported to be highly internet addicts. Married couples were reported to have been divorced over spending too much time on video games and many students were either failing or was absent from school because they would be staying at the internet cafes.

The drug is also reported in helping quitting smoking too. This drug is definitely an ideal drug for smokers who are addicted to ‘StarCraft’. But Blizzard already counter this drug with their very own launch of ‘StarCraft II’ and when there is a cure for ‘StarCraft II’ addicts, there will be Diablo 3 right around the corner waiting.

Plus, they still haven’t fixed the World of WarCrack dilemma yet.

[MSNBC]

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