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Computer Games Addiction

Post by GT_Legend on 29th July 2008, 9:16 am

To all Gamers

Computers, video games, and the Internet have become tools of our daily lives. Computer use has reached beyond work and is now a major source of fun and entertainment for many people. For most people, using computer and playing video game is integrated into their lives in a balanced healthy manner. For others, time spent on the computer or video game is out of balance, and has displaced work, school, friends, and even family.

However, when time spent on the computer, playing video games or cruising the Internet reaches a point that it harms a child's or adult's family and social relationships, or disrupts school or work life, that person may be caught in a cycle of addiction. Like other addictions, the computer or video game has replaced friends and family as the source of a person's emotional life. Increasingly, to feel good, the addicted person spends more time playing video games or searching the Internet. Time away from the computer or game causes moodiness or withdrawal.

When a person spends up to ten hours a day or more rearranging or sending files, playing games, surfing the net, visiting chat rooms, instant messaging, and reading emails, that easily can reach up to seventy to eighty hours a week on-line with the computer. Major social, school or work disruptions will result.

Symptoms of computer or video game addiction:

For children:

* Most of non-school hours are spent on the computer or playing video games.
* Falling asleep in school.
* Not keeping up with assignments.
* Worsening grades.
* Lying about computer or video game use.
* Choosing to use the computer or play video games, rather than see friends.
* Dropping out of other social groups (clubs or sports).
* Irritable when not playing a video game or on the computer.

For adults:

* Computer or video game use is characterized by intense feelings of pleasure and guilt.
* Obsessing and pre-occupied about being on the computer, even when not connected.
* Hours playing video games or on the computer increasing, seriously disrupting family, social or even work life.
* Lying about computer or video game use.
* Experience feelings of withdrawal, anger, or depression when not on the computer or involved with their video game.
* May incur large phone or credit bills for on-line services.
* Can't control computer or video game use.
* Fantasy life on-line replaces emotional life with partner.


Do look out for the signs before its too late.
Get help when needed.

Do share you views...

Thanks,
GT

Source taken from www.mediawise.com


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Re: Computer Games Addiction

Post by Agent Cosmic on 29th July 2008, 10:37 am

I don't actually belief in addiction since I've never experience it before. I get bored instead.




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Re: Computer Games Addiction

Post by Chosen1 on 29th July 2008, 10:39 am

in my opinio it's not. we need self control to everything we do.

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Re: Computer Games Addiction

Post by rattakua on 29th July 2008, 3:53 pm

Well..... Kind of... But i can control it.


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