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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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Video Gaming Addiction

The Addictive Nature of Social Media & Online Gaming

The relentless desire for “escape” from anxiety or seemingly intractable real-life problems triggers the addiction, and over time the problem compounds. Self-regulation is difficult enough as it is. As minors’ and even young adults’ brains are not fully developed, they will find it an extraordinarily difficult task to quit once they are hooked. Parents may …

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