Is Internet Gaming Addiction Real?
There is a plethora of research articles written regarding addiction. So how do we define it? According to The American Psychiatric Association,
“Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life.”
Could online gaming be an addition too? How do we define playing a game vs having an addiction?
Who is affected by Internet Gaming Disorder?
The criteria to become a participant is still yet to be determined, but you should be currently playing Online games such as 3-match or bubble shooting games, etc.
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