July 5, 2022

How Badly Is Gaming Effecting Mental Health?

Gaming Disorder

Gaming is a world-wide hobby that is done by everyone. All ages, all background and all genders are getting involved with this growing revolution.
But what is gaming doing to the mind?

Since the 80’s when home gaming started to blow up people have feared what gaming has done to minds. They were right with what they feared as Gaming has started to seriously effect the open, easily influenced minds of the young. Recently a “Gaming Disorder” has come up as an official medical condition.

Gaming disorder is defined as the following (Source: https://goo.gl/VpgwYz)

  • impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context)
  • increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities
  • continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.

The reason this is so much of a problem is as it is meaning that people are withdrawing themselves from their real friends and family and keeping to themselves. Through this happening it can cause serious problems with their physical health and mental health.


But How?

There are soo many reasons why someone might sanction themselves from the real world for the made up. Just to name two:

Anxiety: Anxiety effects many people in this day in age and it can be hard to overcome. Instead of socialising with the real world they find themselves online. A place they don’t worry about how they look, who or how they meet someone. It makes it easier finding it harder to leave the place they are comfortable with.

Physical Health: This is a big problem for everyone. Gaming doesn’t involve much movement (Except VR). Causing a lot of gamers to gain weight and find it hard to find the motivation to move. Consequently meaning they do not move and have the energy to game and not much more.


Your Opinion!

What do you think to this. Do you think that gaming is truly addictive? Do you think that for some people it’s hard not to game?

Have a think to yourself and if you like let us know what you think!

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Source: TakeThis Deccan Chronicle


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