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Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction

Engagement in phone, internet or gaming is a good time-pass but a dangerous addiction. The worst part about it is that individuals don't even realise crossing the thin line between enjoyment and abuse.

Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction

Facts To Know!!

  • More than 9 hours per week, gaming is harmful
  • Internet addicts are more likely to feel anxious and depressed
  • Internet addiction affects emotional processing
  • According to KFF 21% of youngsters, spend 16+ hours on the internet
  • Approximately 7 billion people are addicted to internet around the world
  • Approximately 7 billion people are addicted to the internet around the world

Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction

Watch short video introduction on what Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction looks like.

What causes Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction?

  • Environmental availability or accessibility to gadgets/gaming

  • Underlying mental health condition like anxiety, depression

  • Faulty coping practices and laid back approach to life

  • Genetic history of same and different addictions

Irritability

Procrastination

Isolation

Aggressive behaviour

Poor academic or work performance

Playing or spending more time then required

Need to play/engage

Thinking about the game

Symptoms of Internet, Mobile & Video Games Addiction?

Treatment

  • Individual Counselling to understand the cause of addiction and to set boundaries

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for behaviour modification and time management

  • Family therapy for a supportive environment and decluttering

  • Psycho-education to understand the addictive properties of mobile or gaming

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