Game addiction is a real mental health condition affecting millions of people around the world.
The World Health Organization recognizes it as “Gaming Disorder” in their International Classification of Diseases.
The difference between a healthy fun gaming hobby and an addiction is the negative impact the activity is having in your life. Typically an addict have significant impairment in personal, family and social areas of life.
What Causes Gaming Addiction?
Most games are designed using state-of-the-art behavior psychology to keep you hooked. You begin to live in a world where you expect instant gratification. Games are so immersive that it’s easy to play for hours and hours without even noticing that a time has gone.
Immersed in their experience, gamers are known to spend over 10 hours a day gaming and have poor diets consisting mainly of energy drinks full of caffeine and sugar. Many are dehydrated and malnourished.
If you are struggling with a video game addiction, seek help immediately. It can change your life.