Getting beatin at the fight with addiction sucks! The American Psychiatric Association decided that enough evidence exists to include video game addiction as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as internet gaming addiction.
APA suggests the effects (or symptoms) of video game addiction may be similar to those of other proposed psychological addictions. Video game addiction may be like compulsive gambling, an impulse control disorder.
There is a GREAT interactive article at NYTimes.
My score was 3080. Can you beat it?
While time spent online can be hugely productive, compulsive Internet use can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. When you feel more comfortable with your online friends …
Produced by Xie Chenglin, a student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, the video shows people going about with their heads down, obsessed with what’s happening on their smartphone instead of what’s happening in the world around them. No one really behaves this extreme (but selfies taken with disasters as the background have been a worrying trend recently). This short is an over-the-top, satirical video — emphasizing the severity of the problem — without chastising the viewer, so the message actually gets through.