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Video Game Addiction Information

Game addiction is a form of psychological addiction related to a compulsive use of computer and video games, most notably MMORPGs - open ended, online video games known for their depth, breadth, and social interaction. People suffering from this form of addiction may experience intense cravings to play the game and may also suffer symptoms of withdrawal when they stop playing the game. Those affected may also enter long periods of self-imposed social isolation where friends and family are excluded. One example of this is the gamer widow, a term used to designate a spouse or significant other who has been neglected because of the video game addiction.

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There have been so many tributes in the last couple of days highlighting the amazing talent of a man who died too young. Yes, Philip Seymour Hoffman was a great actor; he was also an addict and someone who likely suffered from a mental illness. He had spoken about his depression, his dark days and even his recovery in the past but he ultimately ... Read More »
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Now that you’ve come up with your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to track your progress. Write down your accomplishments ... Read More »
Families are complex groups of people. The complexity of the family unit is emphasized when one of its members struggles with an addiction or mental illness. Although one would imagine that things would improve once that individual entered recovery, that is not always the case. In fact, family members can unwittingly undermine recovery, which is ... Read More »

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