Internet Gaming Disorder: Is It Really a Problem?
Wednesday, October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Dr. Emily Brunner, a specialist in Addiction Medicine, to learn more about internet gaming disorders, which were recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an official diagnosis in 2018. She will provide information on how internet gaming disorders are diagnosed and treated and how the structure of the internet and social media can reinforce the problem. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
This event is cosponsored by NAMI Minnesota, NAMI Greenville, NAMI Davidson County, NAMI Wisconsin, NAMI St Louis, NAMI Clackamas County, NAMI Delaware, NAMI Maryland, NAMI Nevada, NAMI Palm Beach County, NAMI New Jersey, NAMI Lowcountry, NAMI Wood River Valley, NAMI Central Texas, NAMI Scranton and Northeast Pennsylvania, and NAMI Vermont.
Emily Brunner graduated from MIT with Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neuroscience, and an MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). She has held positions at HealthEast working in the outpatient addiction medicine and mental health clinic and at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation providing outpatient addiction medicine, with a strong focus on providing medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. She is currently working at Sage Prairie, a clinic that provides a platform for treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.