Video games can be isolating.
Video game addiction is characterized by the following signs:
  • Aggression toward video games (getting stuck in a realm where you think that the games are real or have a real impact on life)
  • Playing video games rather than socializing with friends or family members
  • Playing video games instead of playing outside or playing with toys
  • Playing video games for a prolonged period of time, throwing tantrums if not allowed to play video games
  • Playing video games for more than 6 hours per week
  • Spending the majority of leisure time playing video games
  • Showing signs of anxiety when anticipating a new game or the ability to play a game
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