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...»
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symptoms of Gaming addiction
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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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Gaming addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Gaming addiction?
Gaming addiction: Related Patient Stories
Gaming addiction: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Gaming addiction:
- Deterioration of social relationships
- Deterioration of family relationships
- Reduced self-esteem
- Deterioration in work performance
- Deterioration in school performance
- more complications...»
Causes of Gaming addiction
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Gaming addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Gaming addiction
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had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because...read more »
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »
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Gaming addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Gaming addiction
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Gaming addiction: Rare Types
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Gaming addiction: Broader Related Topics
Types of Gaming addiction
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