Are You Struggling With a Video Game Addiction?
Video game addiction is spending an excessive amount of time playing video games or thinking about video games, so much that it causes interference in daily life. Like other addictive behaviors, video game addiction can lead to problems at school or work, in relationships, or in other areas of life.
Available Treatment Options
Therapists who treat video game addiction include therapies that work for other types of addictive behaviors. These therapies include self-reflection to increase awareness and knowledge of the effects of the behavior, cognitive interventions that examine thought processes and triggers for the behavior, and behavioral changes that encourage different coping mechanisms to deal with stress or triggers that don’t include video games.