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What Is Gaming Disorder And How It Can Be Treated
Boldsky | 9th Dec, 2019 06:12 PM

Video games can be highly engrossing and if you are addicted to them, then you could be suffering from a mental health condition. In 2018, the WHO officially acknowledged gaming disorder as a mental health condition and added the disorder to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). ICD-11 is used by medical professionals to diagnose conditions and by researchers to categorize the conditions.

According to ICD-11, people who are addicted to games have difficulty in controlling the amount of time they spend playing digital or video games. They also prioritize gaming over other interests or activities.

According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, an estimate of 160 million American adults play video games aged below 18 to above 50 . As per a KPMG report, 250 million Indians were hooked on to online games in 2018.

In this article, we'll discuss what is gaming disorder, its signs and symptoms and how it can be treated.

What Is Gaming Disorder?

Gaming disorder is a serious disorder, which causes addiction to such an extent that gamers spend many hours playing video or online games and this makes them have a strong emotional attachment to this behaviour. This results in fewer social connections and has a negative effect on education, relationships, family, and work .

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Symptoms Of Gaming Disorder

According to the WHO, a person with gaming disorder will show the following symptoms for 12 months. The symptoms are as follows:

  • Lack of control over gaming habits
  • Not showing interest in other activities
  • Playing games despite having a negative impact on your life
  • Mood disorders like stress, anxiety and depression

    Feeling bad when you can't play

  • Not being able to quit playing games

Diagnosis Of Gaming Disorder

Medical professionals use questionnaires and ask questions to help determine whether the person has gaming disorder or not.

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Treatment Of Gaming Disorder
  • Family help - If gaming disorder is worsening the individual's behaviour and negatively affecting his relationships with family members, the family members should intervene and seek help.
  • Psychoeducation - This type of treatment involves educating the person about the harmful effects of gaming disorder and how it affects mental health.
  • A change in lifestyle - A person addicted to video games should change his/her lifestyle pattern and explore his/her skills and abilities.
  • Intrapersonal - This treatment option helps in building self-esteem, exploring identity and increasing emotional intelligence.
  • Interpersonal - This type of treatment allows an individual to learn how to interact with others by working on their communication skills.
How To Prevent Gaming Disorder
  • Maintain rules about screen time and stick to them
  • Communicate with your near and dear ones
  • Keep your phone and gadgets out of your bedroom so that you don't play at night
  • Exercise regularly

   
 
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