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Gaming addiction: Introduction

Gaming addiction: Gaming addiction refers to the excessive amounts of time spent on online computer games. When the person attempts to reduce the amount of time spent on the activity they suffer withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and anxiety. The preoccupation can cause problems with relationships and even with work performance. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gaming addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Gaming addiction

  • Anxiety if access to computer denied
  • Persistent need to spend excessive amount of time on the computer
  • Neglecting other duties in order to spend time on the computer
  • Forgoing social activities in order to spend time on the computer
  • Neglecting family relationships in order to spend time on the computer
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Gaming addiction

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy, Support group, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Medication - may be needed to treat anxiety or depression
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Gaming addiction

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Gaming addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Gaming addiction

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