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Topic # 237781 18-Jun-2018 10:21
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Posted in Health and Fitness forum because it's now an officially recognised thing:

 

 

Gaming disorder is defined in the draft 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.

 

 

More here: World Health Organisation


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  Reply # 2039482 18-Jun-2018 10:25
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HAhah I think I've had that since I was 12 years old :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 2039483 18-Jun-2018 10:25
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I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 


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networkn:

 

I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And they are blaming a game huh..
I blame parents. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2039498 18-Jun-2018 10:42
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Coil:

 

networkn:

 

I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

And they are blaming a game huh..
I blame parents. 

 

 

Yep - parents staying up all night playing video games probably send their kids to school with empty lunchboxes too.


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  Reply # 2039504 18-Jun-2018 10:50
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I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 


 

I play fortnite. It’s actually not that addictive at all. Maybe it just depends on the person.

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  Reply # 2039510 18-Jun-2018 10:54
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Hashtagtruth:
networkn:

 

I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

I play fortnite. It’s actually not that addictive at all. Maybe it just depends on the person.

 

It does.

 

 


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  Reply # 2039514 18-Jun-2018 11:00
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networkn:

 

Hashtagtruth:
networkn:

 

I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

I play fortnite. It’s actually not that addictive at all. Maybe it just depends on the person.

 

It does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also play fortnite, Most days after work. I do not find it addicting, More frustrating...
I wouldn't say I am addicted, I have friends that play and I am bored of all my other games. Give it a month or two and I'll be onto another game.. We all played CS:GO prior to Fortnite. I stopped spending as much time socializing with people climbing the social ladder and re directed that to gaming so I am just replacing time for time. Just a lot cheaper gaming than what it is eating and or drinking out most nights of the week! 

I remember as a kid if I stayed up late watching TV or playing PS1, PS2 or PC, I'd get a hiding from Dad. I also wouldn't do it again or for a long time at least.





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  Reply # 2039538 18-Jun-2018 11:25
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Fred99:

 

Coil:

 

networkn:

 

I see a principle saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

And they are blaming a game huh..
I blame parents. 

 

 

Yep - parents staying up all night playing video games probably send their kids to school with empty lunchboxes too.

 

 

Teach the kids to pack their own lunch. Mine have been doing it since they were 5 years old. Its a basic life skill they need to learn.

 

Maybe I am a bad parent, but my kids dont get unlimited time on the internet all day, and its certainly not on all night.


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  Reply # 2039544 18-Jun-2018 11:32
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Not just kids have issues with this. I had to take disciplinary action against a staff member because of problem gaming. After numerous attempts to remedy including paying counselling sessions etc I finally had to dismiss the staff member. My son (psychologist) is very interesting to talk to about this issue. It is not just a gaming problem it is also apparent in may aspects of life such as exercising for example.





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  Reply # 2039552 18-Jun-2018 11:37
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@networkn:

 

I see a principle principal saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

FTFY.





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  Reply # 2039555 18-Jun-2018 11:40
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freitasm:

 

@networkn:

 

I see a principle principal saying Fortnite is causing kids to turn up to school having had next to no sleep etc. 

 

 

FTFY.

 

 

Thanks, I know how to spell it, just didn't pay enough attention in proof reading! :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 2039558 18-Jun-2018 11:43
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It's another form of addiction.  Biologically speaking addiction is a chemical process. 

 

The same neuro-chemicals are involved whether you are addicted to gaming, crack, booze or love.

 

Serotonin and dopamine are biologically the only two things you directly enjoy.





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  Reply # 2039562 18-Jun-2018 11:47
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I can genuinely see that, given my former addiction (and there is no other word to describe it) to Everquest. My main character in EQ had an ingame playtime measured in years. At the peak I was paying for 6 accounts, and putting in 60+ hour weeks (on top of working full time!). It might have been overtaken by World of Warcraft etc these days, but there is a reason that EQ was known as "Evercrack", spawned websites for spouses to lament their partners addictions, numerous news articles, and even scholarly research.





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  Reply # 2039598 18-Jun-2018 12:37
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Gaming companies have spent MILLIONS on making their games addictive as possible, hiring pyscologists and analsysts. 

 

Games that are relatively long but given constant/frequent rewards, either to player stats (level ups) or with loot like Armour etc, tend to be very addictive because at any given time you might be 10-30 minutes away from your next big "reward". 

 

I personally know a guy who was a successful business owner, lovely wife, 2 kids, played competitive sport etc, who now isn't allowed unsupervised visitation rights with his kids, has no money as a result of what happened when he played WoW. 

 

I've seen similar things with Meth.

 

 


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  Reply # 2039613 18-Jun-2018 12:53
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networkn:

 

I personally know a guy who was a successful business owner, lovely wife, 2 kids, played competitive sport etc, who now isn't allowed unsupervised visitation rights with his kids, has no money as a result of what happened when he played WoW. 

 

I've seen similar things with Meth.

 

 

 

 

What, Really?!?!?

 

I can't see how the two correlate. Did he joke about something he shouldn't have or neglected children because he was playing WoW?





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