Video Games Addiction

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Video Games Addiction

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  2. 2. Video Games Addiction<br />
  3. 3. What is Video Game Addiction?<br />Gaming becomes addiction when it interferes with<br />A person’s relationships<br />Their pursuit of other goals<br />
  4. 4. What Makes a Video Game Addictive?<br />The design of video games is similar to the design of gambling casinos, which will allow players to have small “wins” that keep them playing.<br />“Hooks” for making video games addictive:<br /><ul><li> The High Score
  5. 5. Beating the Game
  6. 6. Role-Playing
  7. 7. Discovery
  8. 8. Relationships</li></li></ul><li>Top 5 Signs You Need Help With Gaming Addiction<br />You feel extremely happy when you are playing games, but as soon as you have to stop, you get angry or upset.<br />You think about playing when you are supposed to be focusing on other things.<br />You spend more time with your keyboard or controller than physically hanging out with your friends.<br />Your friends or parents ask what you spend all your time doing, and you lie about it, but inside you know they may have a point.<br />You get up in the middle of the night to check your e-mail or your Facebook comments because you are having a hard time sleeping.<br />
  9. 9. Consequences<br />Social Consequences :<br /><ul><li>Personal relationships get neglected
  10. 10. People no longer want to be around them
  11. 11. They can’t engage in real world conversations</li></ul>Physical Consequences:<br /><ul><li>Sleep disturbances
  12. 12. Carpal tunnel
  13. 13. Eating irregularities</li></li></ul><li>Recommendations<br />Look for specialized therapist (psychologist)<br />Attend to a Summer Camp or Wilderness Program<br />Practice outdoor activities<br />Exercise<br />Participate in afterschool clubs, community groups or compete in sports<br />
  14. 14. Important Note!<br />“Video game is not actual Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV classifications, although the American Medical Association is reviewing research in order to determine whether they should be included in the next update of the manual in 2010. Many mental health professionals feel that video games are similar to gambling as an addictive process”.<br />
  15. 15. Thanks For Your Kind Attention!<br />

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