Crosstalk with Clair Mellenthin: Gaming addiction

internet Gaming Addiction

1.)  Internet gaming addiction is a person’s preoccupation with their cyber games. This takes priority over human relationships and time spent with others

2.)  Many partners experience loneliness, feelings of rejection, and betrayal

3.) Gaming can take over a person’s life in every way- resulting in job loss/jeopardy, relationship loss, and social isolation

4.)  Warning signs of gaming addiction: gamers experience withdrawal symptoms, similar to drug/alcohol withdrawal; compulsive checking, playing, thinking about playing; persistent online activity results in loss of relationships, employment, social activity

If you or someone you love may be experiencing a gaming addition, or other type of addition, help is available. Contact my office today to schedule an appointment.

 

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