Jack Kuo, MD
Jack Kuo M.D. is an attending psychiatrist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California . He is also the staff psychiatrist for Promises, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment center in Malibu , California , and Portals, a downtown Los Angeles program helping the homeless mentally ill with substance abuse problems transition into independent living. He began working in the field of addictions as an outreach counselor for homeless teens and has won numerous awards and scholarships for his work from organizations including the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Association of Addictions Psychiatry, the National Institute for Drug Abuse, and the American Psychiatric Association.
In 2004 he co-chaired a workshop at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting titled "Online Videogames: Psychopathological or Psychotherapeutic?" that examined the possible risks and potential benefits of online videogames. In 2005 he co-chaired a workshop at the APA Annual Meeting evaluating the evidence-based research on the use of videogames and virtual reality to help better diagnose, treat, and understand mental health disorders. An update of this workshop has been accepted for presentation at the 2006 APA Annual Meeting. At the 2005 Games, Learning, and Society Conference he did a presentation entitled “Exploring the Diagnosis and Treatment of Online Gaming Addiction” that interactively examined the understanding and treatment of this emerging issue.
Online Courses and DVDs
1.5 CEs Most people know of it, but how much do you know about it? In this Addiction Course you will learn the compelling forces behind Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) and the neuroscience that is affected by excessive pl...