International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Health Sciences | India | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021

Getting Lost in Virtual World: All about Internet Gaming Disorder

Suja Kumari S

Abstract: Playing digital games is an increasingly popular form of media entertainment which may be easy to get absorbed in the competition, but what happens when it is addictive? Adolescents are more vulnerable to Internet-related addiction comparing with most areas of society, due to psychological and developmental features, the easy access to the Internet with a movable device, and the positive hope in expectation of mobile gaming. Video game addiction is an impulse control disorder, similar to gambling. Video game addiction leads to poorer mental health and cognitive functioning and increased emotional difficulties, such as enhanced depression and anxiety, as well as more social isolation. There are certain incidents of youngsters killing their family members when they try to stop their addiction to the game. Parents can motivate their children to adopt healthy gaming habits instead of mobile gaming.

Keywords: Addiction, Aggressive, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Counselling Internet gaming disorder, Motivation, Suicide

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,

Pages: 771 - 774

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