Thursday, March 19, 2015

Video Games and Warning Signs

Most people who experience compulsions to play video games eventually show some addictive-like behaviors. What are some indicators that a person might be devoting too much time to playing video games? Common signs include:

. Forgetting to maintain personal hygiene such as bathing and teeth-brushing
. Cutting down on the amount of time spent sleeping
. Exhibiting frustration, hostility, or anger when something interferes with playing
. Attempting to hide the amount of time spent playing or lying about it
. Feeling or acting anxious, restless, and unsettled when not playing
. Failing to eat regular, balanced meals
. Neglecting important school, work, or family responsibilities

. Making excuses to avoid doing things with friends they used to enjoy 

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