Game or otherwise digital game is one of the most
greatest technology industry right now. Developer can get so many advantages,
for example Destiny. Destiny has already smashed analysts’ expectations for first-week
sales with a $500 million launch. From this, we can conclude that game industry
is on of the greatest industry. But now, gaming could make parents worry
about their child. Game addiction certainly is a bad addict. This condition
make anxious for some side.
Most of the children nowadays are playing video games and
this is a concern and problem. Not allowing the video games for any reason will
result to a negative impact on child’s emotions. He may becomes depressed,
moody, angry, aggressive or violent when he is unable to play.
Gaming addiction is still the mysterious problem, more
terrifying than alcohol or drugs addiction. Like the expert from Amsterdam say,
they are powerless over their addiction. So far on this problem, no one can
find why this problem easily happen and relatively difficult to be solved. It’s
important to be investigated to know why are computer games addictive, how
common is computer game addiction in children, what are the effect, so we can
keep off or treat this problem well.
According to the DSM-IV (the current manual for
classifying emotional, psychological, and mental disorders), no. Although
there have been warnings from some mental health professionals (and parents) to
recognize computer game addiction as a “real” disorder, it has not
been officially stated as a status. As more research on the effects of
excessive gaming is conducted, many believe that it is only a matter of time
before computer game addiction will turn out very similar to gambling
Because there is no official diagnosis of computer game
addiction, there is obviously no universally agreed upon list of symptoms.
Psychologists and other mental health professionals initially adapted the
diagnostic criteria for gambling addiction and used this as an assessment tool
for digital game addiction and mania. This classification approach it isn’t
used much today and for better or for worse, it is essentially up to the
individual researcher or clinician to define the symptoms of gaming addiction.
Depending on the research methodology and the definition
of computer addiction used, estimates range from 2 to 10% of all children who
play computer games. More accurate and consistent studies should be possible if
formal diagnostic criteria for computer game addiction are shown to us.
Computer Game Addiction refers to excessively playing
games on a PC. Most often these games are of the MMO Massively Multiplayer
Online or the FPS First Person Shooter types. Gaming online with and against
other players is a key factor in what makes these particular types more
addictive than others. Computer game addiction refers to excessive play on
computers, home consoles, or handhelds systems. The terms “internet
addiction” and “online addiction” are mostly used to describe
computer game addiction, but more appropriately describe web surfing, email
checking, instant messaging, Facebook addiction, or downloading movies, images,
Because computer game addiction is a new development in
the world of mental health, treatments are not as well established as those for
depression, anxiety, anger, etc. Most interventions take a cognitive-behavioral
approach which involve changing how the addict thinks about the addiction (for
example, recognizing cognitive distortions designed to convince the gamer that
it is not a problem), and simultaneously changing his/her behaviors (for
example, setting strict limits for play, taking care of other responsibilities
before gaming, using game blocking software or devices, etc.). Treatment can take
a variety of forms including:
In-patient treatment facilities
But is it possible to play computer games in moderation?
Of course. The great majority of people can and do play in moderation. They
play games for personal entertainment, as a way to relax, and to socialize with
friends, in their free time. However, there are those who are way more likely
to become addicted to computer games. For these people, certain games (very
often MMOs) appear to have a high risk for addiction and may need to be avoided
(adults) or banned (children) in order to prohibit unhealthy gaming
Game is one of the most greatest technology industry
right now. Developer can get so many advantages, but game addiction certainly
is a bad addict and still be the mysterious problem. It can make parents worry
about their child. Game addiction can attack anyone, no matter teens or adult,
but the most are kids. We must monitoring and reminding each other to keep off
this problem. Actually, this addiction is very difficult to solved, but if we
can execute this well and correctly, it will succeed and can help
patients. There are some ways to resolve that, such as by individual
therapy, family therapy, facilities treatment etc. Most people can and do play
in moderation. They play games in their free time, to entertain themselves.
However, it exists the possibility to become addicted at some others.