Video Game Addiction is a Real Disease

July 3, 2018

Tip Content Provided By: Cleveland Clinic

With 'Gaming Disorder' recently classified as a mental health disorder, it's time to evaluate video game habits. Do you spend too much time with a controller in your hand, often avoiding responsibilities? Is your child skipping homework every night to reach the next level of their video game? This obsession may be covering up other mental health conditions. 

Read this guide from Cleveland Clinic psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD, to find out how to identify when gaming has become addictive and what help is available. 

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