Although gaming addiction is sometimes classified as not being a true addiction it is possible to diagnose it.
1. The game is often accessed more often or for longer periods of time than intended.
2. There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control game play time.
3. A great deal of time is spent in activities related to the game (for example, purchasing game books, looking at fan art sites, posting on game forums, researching game tips/hacks, gold farming).
4. Frequent talks about the game in daily life.
5. Important family, social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced in duration and/or frequency because of game use.
6. The signs of these withdrawl symptoms: psychomotor agitation, anxiety, obsessive thinking about what is happening ingame, fantasies or dreams about the game, voluntary or involuntary typing movements of the fingers.
How can these be problematic?
As you might notice these symptoms will most likely take time away from other activities that are more beneficial and should be more important to the gamer but are ignored such as: family, friends, work and school.
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