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Doctor insights on: Gaming Addiction Symptoms

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Gaming addiction, am a dealer. Are there some serious problems here?

Gaming addiction, am a dealer. Are there some serious problems here?

Perhaps.: Consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. Being a dealer need not be an insurmountable obstacle. Bartenders have successfully recovered from alcoholism! ...Read more

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What can I do if my brothers have serious gaming addiction, what do you think I should do?

What can I do if my brothers have serious gaming addiction, what do you think I should do?

See a professional.: You may recommend him to see a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation, and a neurologist for a neurological evaluation. Several brain disorders could present as gambling addition. ...Read more

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Can I overcome a gaming addiction on my own?

Can I overcome a gaming addiction on my own?

Very difficult: This would be very difficult to do by yourself. Working with online gamers anonymous might be more helpful: http://www.Olganon.Org/ there would at least be some support for you, as well as a process of recovery. You might consider seeing a psychiatrist as well, to check for any other conditions that might sabotage your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat my computer gaming addiction?

How can I treat my computer gaming addiction?

GA: Gamblers anonymous is a great organization based on the 12 steps. It is free and anonymous. Seeking professional behavioral health assistance would also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a gaming addiction--help?

What would you do to get rid of a gaming addiction--help?

Get help: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/gambling_addiction.php this is a great site for reference. Go to gambler's annonymous meetings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food addiction?

What are the symptoms of food addiction?

Not yet agreed upon: Since food addiction is not yet officially recognized, diagnostic criteria have not been agreed upon. It was acknowledged in the most recent version of the DSM, which basically means it was agreed that the condition warrants further study. You might find the following website helpful: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/mental-health-food-addiction. Best ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of addiction to pain medication?

You Change......: Addiction is a psych diagnosis. It sounds like physical dependence to a drug, but it goes a big step further. Example: you go to a friend's (relative, neighbor, total stranger, you don't care) house and use the bathroom. You look through their medicine cabinet and take a bit of whatever you want. Physical dependence is when you go through withdrawls when you suddenly stop a medicine. Big diff. ...Read more