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Hooked on Gaming
Aaran and Sean have joined Childline to share their experiences of being hooked on gaming, and what to do if you think you might be gaming a bit too much.
Escaping Video Game Addiction
Today, millions of people around the world from all ages struggle with video game addiction. The issue affects all of life including schools grades, job retention, career aspirations and even marriages yet too often the conversation focuses on whether we should play games instead of helping those who want to stop but cannot.
How to Overcome Video Game Addiction
In this video, Stefan shares how to overcome video game addiction. Video game addiction affects people of all ages, but are becoming more and more common among teens and young people. Studies estimate that 10-15% of people who play games meed the World Health Organisation’s criteria for addiction.
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The Phenomenon of Gaming Addiction
Kids play games. That’s a good thing, right? Even adults need some time to relax and enjoy leisure activities that may include some sort of gaming. The problem is that some people are susceptible to gaming addiction in the same way others are susceptible to becoming dependent on alcohol. The fact of the matter is that gaming addiction is every bit as real as any other kind of addiction.
Many computer games are played online against other players over the internet, whether on a console, computer, mobile device or via social networking sites. Most people play using an assumed identity, so you are generally already unaware of who they really are. There can also be hidden financial risks in downloading and playing web and app-based games. This webpage sets out the risks of online gaming and how to stay safe.
Video Game Addiction
This article by Dr Brent Conrad covers the topic of video game addiction. He discusses a number of topics including; what is video game addiction, can video game addiction be diagnosed, signs of video game addiction, problems that may result from having a video game addiction, risks of video game addiction, what makes video games addicting, and what treatment is available for video game addiction.
A Look at Gaming Addiction – from an Actual Gamer
The World Health Organisation added gaming disorder to their classification guide in 2017, bringing the psychological issues around gaming back into the limelight. In this article, Baz Macdonald explains what gaming disorder is, and how to recognise if you have gaming disorder.
Video Game Addiction Help
Video Game Addiction is an organisation providing treatment and advice for a range of addiction and dependency problems related to gaming, Internet and other electronic entertainments. They offer a top quality help and referral service which matches clients to the right treatments to solve their problem and get them into a position where they can carry on their normals lives free of addiction.