Online game addiction or Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)

Online game addiction or Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐬 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 (𝐈𝐆𝐃)?


Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) is a condition where a person develops an addiction to online gaming. This means that a person with IGD will spend most of his/her time playing games on the computer or other devices connected to the internet instead of going out with friends or doing more productive things like studying or working.


Online game addiction is a real behavioural problem that many people are experiencing.


❓ 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠?

IGD has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a mental health condition that affects many people around the world. Because of this, we need to understand what IGD is and how we can stop it.


❓𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲?

This kind of addiction can be harmful because it can lead to poor performance in school or the workplace, as well as poor relationships with other people including family and friends.

Online gaming is fun, but it's important to recognize when it becomes something more.

Online game addiction is a real behavioural problem that many people are experiencing. It often manifests itself in difficulty focusing or completing tasks, a loss of interest in other normal activities, and irritability or frustration when you're unable to play.


Curb the urge to play games around the clock by:

❖ Setting clear boundaries between your real life and your gaming life. Designate times when you play, and stick to those times.

❖ Taking breaks throughout the day. Getting up and moving around can help improve focus and energy levels.

❖ Trying out a new hobby. Whether it's cooking, reading, or working on cars, find something that will keep you interested without being online all the time.


𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝟰 𝗘𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

𝟭. 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲

Find out your reason and sort out a way to resolve it. Once you know the feelings that lead you to the unnecessary use of the internet, you might be able to resolve those issues on your own.

𝟮. 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳

Digital Detox is something you can do on your own if you have the determination and strength to do it. Once you realize that internet addiction is bad for you and it is taking control over your life, you can start keeping your distance.

𝟯. 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀

Focus on the things you want to get done first. This way, you will see how internet addiction was making you miss out on the things that are important in your life.

𝟰. 𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽

You will be able to communicate about the emotions that trigger you to go online again and again. When you share these things with professionals, it helps in opening up and then you can also set some goals with them about the behaviour which will keep you in check.


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