Video Game Addiction

Habits and addictions can be formed to behaviors just as readily as to addictive drugs, and the consequences can sometimes be just as debilitating. This should come as no surprise, as the basic mechanism by which our brains form an addiction are the same in the case of both drugs and behaviors, such as gambling. Modern video games are a phenomena that’s spreading and becoming more popular at a nearly unprecedented scale. A far cry from their simplistic origins, today’s games are hyper-stimulating, packed with intricate systems of rewards and can easily lead to habit formation in those who aren’t careful. If you think your gaming habit is getting out of control, it may be time to tackle the issue head-on…

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