Monthly Archives: July 2021

Will your insurance company pay for Internet Gaming Disorder treatment?

Gaming disorder treatment

In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) finally took an official stance; gaming disorder will be classified as a medical illness in ICD-11. Gaming disorder should be of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning” and would “normally have been evident for […]

Screen Time Addiction: What are “Digital Vegetables” vs. “Digital Candy”?

Screen Time Addiction

According to the Association for psychological science, there are now over 80,000 apps marketed as “educational” in the Apple app store, the majority of which are targeted towards children and even babies. Parents are led to believe that these apps provide real learning opportunities for their children, but scientific research suggests that many of the […]

Do People with Internet Gaming Disorder need to Stay “Game Free” even after treatment?

Gaming Disorder

Addiction to gaming is described in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which mental health professionals use to diagnose mental disorders. There was not sufficient evidence to determine whether the condition is a unique mental disorder or the best criteria to classify it at the time the DSM-5 was […]

Online Support Groups for Video Game Addiction: What are they-and is it a good idea to do online support for people with Screen addiction issues?

Video Game Addiction Support Group

Disordered gaming behavior received official recognition as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). According to that guide, gaming disorder is marked by “impaired control” over gaming, which leads to it taking priority over other interests and activities. The gaming behavior […]

Do People with Tech Addiction suffer from other mental health issues as well?

Tech Addiction and Mental Health

Tech addiction is something that has been studied from different viewpoints in science. It has been researched from medicine, computer, law, ethics, and psychology. If we look at the association of mental health and those addicted to technology, what will we find? Do the effects on the brain stay the same regardless of age, gender, […]

The e-Sports Revolution: Is this an actual sport, or the gaming industry monetizing gaming addiction?

Is e-Sports glorying the problem of gaming addiction? Electronic sports, also known as e-sports, is the organized world of competitive video gaming. While many people think of middle or high school-aged children when they think of video games, that is not necessarily true. The e-sports world has become a 20+ billion-dollar industry consisting of professional […]

Netflix Addiction: In a post-pandemic world, is binge-watching Netflix the new screen addiction?

When Netflix was founded in 1997, it was the most prominent new thing making a name for itself as a DVD rental company. And now, 24 years later, it has taken the world by storm by becoming the go-to service for millions. It can provide its customers with an extensive, extraordinary media library consisting of […]

VR Gaming Addiction: How Virtual Reality Can Make Video Game Addiction even More Addicting.

VR Gaming Addiction

Are you addicted to VR gaming? Virtual reality is a thing of the present. It only gained broad public appeal in the last ten years, but if you think about the history of technology, you will realize that it has been about since the late 1960s. Morton Heilig, who many people consider to be the […]

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