Do you have a video game problem? Here, we look at how gaming disorder is diagnosed as per the new guidelines published by the World Health Organization. More on how to identify gaming addiction in this guest blog article from clinical therapist, Obi Unaka.
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Where does the game end and the problem begin? How much gaming is too much, and how is youth gaming becoming addictive? A review of a recent documentary that helps clear up a few things about youth gaming and gambling here.
Gaming can affect the brain in positive and negative ways. For example, gaming may improve visual-spatial capacity, visual acuity, multi-tasking, decision making, and tracking things. But’s all about moderation. More on the brain and gaming here.
How can playing video games effect or change behavior? We look at two major behavior modifications video game play can cause: aggression and skills improvement. A brief review of observational learning theory and the two top video game behavioral effects here.
The effects of video games on children can be positive and negative. In fact, medical and social sciences research indicates that both harmful and beneficial effects of even violent video games exist. We review the most commonly agreed upon effects of video games on children so that you can form your own opinion about video games and their role in your child’s life.
The latest video game addiction statistics. Plus, symptoms of video game addiction and a timeline of video game addiction causes of death. Video game addiction: can it be so severe that it causes death?
Video games are gaining wild popularity in our culture. But does playing video games negatively effect the time adolescents should be spending in more developmentally appropriate activities like sports and hanging out with friends? We take a look at the social consequences of gaming and discuss whether or not gaming can be social stimulating, or not.