Video Game Addiction

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Video Game Addiction

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Video Game Addictions Addiction is defined as “A primary, chronic disease, characterized by impaired control over the use of a psychoactive substance and/or behavior.” People who play games compulsively and avoid other responsibilities are video game addicts.

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Video game addiction is not an addiction that is recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, however, it shares many of the symptoms of other addictions and is a rising concern. What is Video Game Addiction (Cont’d)

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Symptoms of Video Game Addicts Playing video games for more than 3 hours per sitting. Passing up activities that are normally enjoyed. Neglecting work to play the game. Getting restless or irritable if you can’t play the game. Trying unsuccessfully to limit or stop game playing.

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Effects of Video Game Addiction Obesity Physical appearance deteriorates Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Lowered achievement Physical aggression Abnormal social development

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Can this be called an addiction having games all over? Or just be called Collectors.

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CONTROL MEASURES Be informed on game content Limit playing time No playing in the middle of the night Homework and chores be completed first Do not allow skipping classes or work obligations Encourage alternative activities Professional help may be needed

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THANK YOU By Nantha Kumar R 13MSE1147