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Originally Posted by STICK STICKLY View Post
2 hours a day is addiction???

I hope the people are nice to me at the institution.
Actually anything you do with a consistant pattern is considered addiction...
post #62 of 74
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I dont play 2 hours a day like clockwork, but sometimes I play a lot.


I hate this crap, though. This is just another example of doctors calling a lack of self control a "mental disorder". For crying out loud, calling something a mental disorder is just an excuse to withhold responsibility of the part of the gamer.

Now, dont get me wrong, there ARE legitimate mental disorders. I am not calling depression or schizophrenia illegitimate. But frankly I think people are nuts calling gaming a mental disorder and obesity a mental disorder.

In the case of the former, I think that people may have TENDENCIES to do more gaming than others. Sure. But you know what, if it affects their life so much that they cannot function as a legitimate member of society, ITS THEIR FAULT. Dont blame some feigned mental illness on it.

In the case of the latter, because I know some people will be pissed that I said this, I am not saying that genetic disorders dont exist that take weight control out of the victim's hands. However, for hundreds, if not thousands of years humans have existed in a relatively slim weight spectrum. It's only after fast food, and the overwhelming amount of automation that we have as a society that we see such increase in average weight. I mean, you dont go out and FARM your own food like in the old days. You pick it up at the store or *gasp* drive through a fast-food place for it. I believe that average adult american takes less than 5000 steps a DAY. Thats INSANE, from my perspective as a college student. I probably take 5000 steps before 10am most days.


Damn..... im pissed.
Have you been gaming today? GA - Gamers Anonymous
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What else am I supposed to do?

I work, I hang out with friends, I read, I exercise, and I sleep. But when I've got down time and I want to do something fun, I play video games. I rarely play for more than an hour straight, but I certainly play more than 2 hours a day. I definitely wouldn't call it a disorder, though. I've got my fair share of those, too. >.>
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Actually anything you do with a consistant pattern is considered addiction...
Even sex, if performed at a consistent pattern, can be considered an addiction. Thankfully I don't have any addictions...
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Even sex, if performed at a consistent pattern, can be considered an addiction. Thankfully I don't have any addictions...
LOL that made me spit my coffe out my nose

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"studies" like these are just more feeble attempts by man to try to know every single thing that is going on with everything around him. damn control freaks
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Wha' eva, wha' eva, I play as long as I wan'.
    
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Hey that means we can get prescription drugs to treat it...
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*twitch twitch* I need my fix man, just one more frag. I gotta have it, man!
    
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*twitch twitch* I need my fix man, just one more frag. I gotta have it, man!
rofl... thats y I installed doom on my olympus mp3 player !!! (ttouchscreen too!)
    
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