Oh no excessive gaming is now a mental disease, my gosh we're all mental

Fijiandoce

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I think this is just the WHO better defining mental illness, as opposed to 'gaming = mental disorder'.

Generally, most gamers tend to have their own gaming time in a week (or day) - even twitch streamers, however, it's arguable this falls into a "job" category more than gaming imho...

The new guidelines kinda define people who willingly, and continually, seek out gaming above all else. Even preservation of self. Which is an actual issue.

I don't think raiding that one extra cave before bedtime in Skyrim will automatically qualify you for the loony bin... cause we all know you never stop at just one more cave ;)
 
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Well I hope not. And that comment was all in fun. But if I have to have a disorder that's the one I can live with
 

$Greatness$

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I just love how stupid the world continues to become. It really is enjoyable watching the stupidity, but then I realize that one day I'll be old and have to rely on these said stupid people. That's when it gets scary! Christ almighty...
 

Vyse

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There is nothing stupid about addressing a possible addiction. Like Fijiandoce says, it is the WHO better defining mental illness because an addiction, to put it simply, is psychological. Mental health is just as important -- maybe even more so -- than one's physical health.

If you never took moderating your playtime seriously, never worked on being more sociable, never explored different interests you might have (especially when you're young seeing as your brain hasn't fully developed) you're just making it easy to condition yourself to where "excessive gaming" feels like regular gaming. And then who knows how irritable that person will become when you try taking it away from them, the lengths he/she will go to continue?

I once lived with two brothers who spent all their time playing games online, while at the same time completely avoiding my own mental illness (when my anxiety and depression were at their worst). Nowadays, I have my own place and spend on average one or two hours (at the most, a combined three hours) a day on the internet, zero time playing video games. I'm still battling mental health but whatever you want to call it -- excessive gaming, internet, high tech device usage etc. -- it is nothing to laugh about or view as the rest of society being stupid.
 
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I'm sorry for your problems I truly am. But we ALL have some sort of short coming. I was not pointing at any one. I was trying to laugh a little, which is something I am hearing less of these days.
 

Brandon

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I thought the topic was meant to be lighthearted, personally, so let's please not start the new year with drama. Lighthearted things can be just that ... lighthearted. This topic is getting a little too personal for some. Addiction is of course nothing to joke about, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't Dflamen's intent. So let's not jump down his throat, please. He's been here for a week and you're giving him crap. Let's not scare off the new members. Thanks.
 

Vyse

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I apologize for getting carried away with my post. Believe me, it's not my intent to scare anyone away. Especially new members.
 

adzzz man

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Looool I read the article I’m surprised it wasn’t addressed sooner because gaming has always had bad publicity like the violence in certain games. Oh well happy new year everyone 👍
 

MacP

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Lol and getting absolutley drunk till you vomit on a weekend isn't called a mental disorder people in glass houses should not throw stones
 
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