Video Game Addiction in Minnesota
The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction
as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.
Get help form a therapist in Minnesota with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior include:
1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.
For more on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blog
out on something that might be happening in the video games.