Disease

World Health Organization: Is Video Game Addiction a Disease?

Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/18/video-game-addiction-could-soon-recognised-official-disease/ My opinion: Alcoholism and drug addiction have long been considered to be diseases of some sort, stemming from genetic problems. The evidence has been lackluster, to say the least, and if it IS a disease, then we need to evaluate what exactly is causing it. My personal experience with Internet/gaming addiction, as well …

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The 5 Steps

The Five Stages of Internet Addiction Recovery

Internet addiction, which includes addiction to gaming, social media, online shopping, pornography, and web surfing does not happen overnight. The process takes years to unfold and months to fully realize. Likewise, those who expect a swift and linear recovery will be sorely disappointed. People who overcome their Internet addiction problems go through the 5 stages …

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Questions and Answers

10 Common Questions (and Answers) on Internet Addiction

1. What is Internet Addiction? Internet addiction is a behavioral disorder where the user compulsively and excessively engages in one or more of the following activities: Posting or reading content on social media Playing video or computer games (Note: “Gaming addiction” is a closely related disorder that we consider as a “sub-category” of Internet addiction) …

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Interesting Reads 3/7/2019

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/07/holly-richardson/ Addiction is the “disease of despair,” writes the author. Identifying the underlying or root causes, whether it be the lack of autonomy, the lack of real-life “validation,” the lack of meaning, etc. is critical for any long-term fix. https://www.kpcw.org/post/social-media-apps-and-gaming-changes-childrens-brains-not-so-good-ways Some points to consider from this doctor: Fewer than 5% of kids get the physical …

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