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Gaming Addiction

Addiction

Is your child playing video games for a significantly longer time? Does she spend very less time with family, society or on education, and dedicates all of that time to gaming? Then it’s your time to make some anticipation before the condition gets too critical.

Gaming addiction, now, is a recognizable mental health disorder according to the World Health Organization listed in the International Classification of Disease 2018 due to its influential addictive behaviour towards children, teens, and adults. Read on to understand what gaming addiction is all about and whether or not your child is suffering from it.

Previously, there is no single accepted definition of gaming addiction. There are no set several hours one must play in order to consider addicted to games (video/computer). Gaming addiction is an excessive play which results in social such as isolation, a negative emotion like feeling low when not play, career or educational like lower grade related consequences. Gaming addiction (video/ computer) is now considered a diagnosable disorder and it’s completely curable.

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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