Gaming Addiction Class Presentation

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Gaming Addiction: Myth or Reality Do you think that there is such a thing as gaming addiction?
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Myth or Reality Do you, or does someone you know, have what you might consider a gaming addiction?
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Myth or Reality Do you feel based on your knowledge or experience with excessive gamers that the DMS should list pathological gaming as a behavioral addiction?
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How should we define gaming addiction? Persistent or recurrent maladaptive gaming behavior as indicated by five or more of the following:
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Classification of Behavioral Addictions Brown’s Core Facets of Addiction (Brown, 1991): Salience – activity dominates the individuals life functioning either cognitively or behaviorally. Euphoria or relief activity produces a high or relief from unpleasant feelings (mood modification).
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Individual risk factors that may increase the odds of developing a gaming addiction Male Adolescent Depression Attention- deficit/hyperactivit y disorder Hostility Social phobia
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C l i c k o n t a d p u r e Develop mental issues for children and adolesc ents Social, physical, and emotional development that can be hindered: Social skills development which can only be achieved through direct contact. The ability to read facial recognition and body language as well as regulating emotions in appropriate settings. Development of a sense of identity and true self. An understanding of proper nutrition and physical activity. Development of good mental health by
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Psychological and Physical Symptoms of Dependency Psychological symptoms: Experiencing a sense of euphoria or well being while gaming Inability to stop playing
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