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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