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icetsunami

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I was wondering if anyone had any links to help for video game addiction? I know it seems a bit daft but I think I am at the stage where I am addicted. I also have OCD and rapid cycling mood disorder.

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i,ve found that i,ve got watch what games i play on the playstation cause they tend 2 mk my mind race and i also play them 24/7 but i don,t feel it,s an addiction for me i hope u get some help for it soon
 
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Don't loose hope if I am wrong as not up to scratch here but I think its not yet listed as an offical addcition as such but will be included in the next main Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to be published. I remember reading some kid who was severely addcited (like no life for 5 years just gaming) and he got help somewhere so I think there is help outthere somewhere. In mean time if causing a problem just read about overcoming any addiction in general as its teh same principles that apply whether internet addiciton, internet porn addiction (which seems to be a new thing as well and very destructive for some but don't suffer from it myself :) ), gamig addciting, any addiciton really. Even reading about nicotine, drug or alcohole addiciton will help. You use whatever principles, methods you read there and apply to your gaming.

OCD coudl fuel it. I have OCD and was gaming alot a year or so ago and I spent all evening just playing comuter games and actually hated it then realised recently it was some obsessive thing that I could not stop until I finnished the game or a level. played COD2 recently on latop and was doing same then realised I was actually bored of game and challenged teh thought that it would not matter it I did not complete it and that helped and did not play it for a while.

I used to be addicted to gaming thoguh at uni where many a night was spent playing games all night and going to sleep after sun comes up. OCD kicked teh habit in teh end as I developed an aversion to horrible things so was afriad computer game violence woudl trigger OCD and that stopped major addiciton. Bourght a PS3 2 years ago and got addcited to COD3 multiplayer thuogh - only game I played and in the end I sold PS3 as could not stand just gamign all the time. Still play the odd game though on laptop but I find games a bit repetative nowadays.
 
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to be a bit more useful here are some links that might steer you in right direction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...itains-first-computer-rehab-clinic-opens.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3338422/Video-game-addiction-like-being-on-drugs.html

Basically not much out there but in mean time just treat it like any other addiction (drug, sex, porn, smoking anything) and use same principles to help with your gaming addiciton. Its your brain acting the same way whatever it is your addicted to though reading about pychological addcitions may be more helpful as sex, porn, shopping, TV, gambling, gaming and stuff are kind of different to physical chemical addictions such as drugs, smoking and alcholhole. As per previous post also consider if your OCD may be fueling addiciton i.e. have to finnish level, game etc.

Talk to GP if really bad.
 
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