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Excessive Videogaming NOT an Addiction

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"There is nothing here to suggest that this is a complex physiological disease state akin to alcoholism or other substance abuse disorders, and it doesn't get to have the word addiction attached to it," said Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Source: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/Wir...3311726&page=1
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post #2 of 25
Damn straight!
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Does this mean I cant stand up in those meetings anymore?
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post #4 of 25
Common Sense... oh how long has it been? We've missed you so
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Of course it's not. No one ever said or claimed such a thing, but rather that excessive use of video games may lead to addiction and may be considered (once the previous requirement is met) a mental illness. Please fix the title.
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post #6 of 25
the hallmarks of addiction can be seen in obsessive and compulsive video game players.

obsession, compulsion, unmanageability, degredation of interpersonal relationships, and other indicators of addiction can be seen with heavy users. Gaming is a powerful form of psycho-physio stimulation, and a potentially abusable cathartic escape.

with that said....
BRING ON THE COUNTER STRIKE!
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
Of course it's not. No one ever said or claimed such a thing, but rather that excessive use of video games may lead to addiction and may be considered (once the previous requirement is met) a mental illness. Please fix the title.
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post #8 of 25
Thank you.... I can quit when ever i want!

Brb... gotta win this game...
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post #9 of 25
IMO, it's not a physical addiction in the way you get dependent on it. But it's more of a mental addiction where you won't get the shakes when you don't play it.
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post #10 of 25
I just like playing games...

Here's the way I see it.

If you play games and still get laid, you're not playing too many games...***** (does not apply if you're just really young or strongly religious)
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