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Gaming Addiction

Addiction

Gaming Addiction.

Do you see your child being spending most of one’s free time playing for gaming? Does your child’s a drop his/her performance at school? Does he/she have loss of interest in social activities? Then your child probably suffers from gaming addiction. Read on to understand what gaming addiction is all about and whether or not your child suffers from it.

Presently, there is no single acceptable definition of gaming addiction. There is no set several hours one must play in ordered to consider addicted to games (video/computer).  Gaming addiction is excessive play which results in social, negative emotional, relational, career or educational related consequences. 

Gaming addiction (video/ computer) is now considered a diagnosable disorder and does not emerge mental health classification system as officially. Future editions of (DSM-V) mental health classification manuals may include video game addiction, computer games (online games) as impulse control disorders, however for now the conditions are familiar descriptions and not authorized diagnosable conditions.

Signs and Symptoms of gaming addiction:

  • Physical symptoms: The individual may have fatigue, frequent migraine headache, intense concentration causes eyestrain, excess use of controller or mouse may cause carpel tunnel syndrome, lack of personal hygiene etc.
  • Behavioural symptoms: The individual may be irritable or restlessness when trying to stop the game, isolation from other spending more time in gaming it leads to lack of social interaction with peers, family members and relatives.
  • Cognitive symptoms: The individual may have thought disturbances like preoccupation with thoughts of earlier online activity or anticipation of the next online session, gaming to escape from life situation like anxiety or depression.

Who is at risk for gaming addiction:

  • Males have a higher chance
  • Adolescents and children
  • The individual who has some mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and low self esteem.
  • The children who are more impulsive and low social skill.
  • The individual tend to be neurotic and have aggression behaviour
  • The individual has limited ability to regulate the emotions
  • Having free time and lack of involvement in structured activities either in school or home/ work places.

Treatment for gaming addiction:

Research on gaming addiction treatment is in progress. Experts normally recommend psychotherapy and counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, 12 steps programs and medication to treat the gaming addiction.

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