Given these potential concerns, a literature review was undertaken in order to present the classification basis of online gaming addiction using official mental disorder frameworks, to identify empirical studies that a session online gaming addiction in children adolescents, and to present and evaluate the findings against the background of related and established mental disorder criteria.
Empirical evidence comprising 30 studies indicates that for some adolescents, gaming addiction exists and that as the addiction develops, online gaming addictions spend increasing amounts of time preparing for, organizing, and actually gaming.
Evidence suggests that problematic online gaming can be conceptualized as a behavioral addiction rather than a disorder of impulse control. 3According to Danny Ding, computer addiction is the result of an individual’s lack of control over such external stimuli that is the source of his woes.
4According to Josh Kearny, online game addiction is caused by the constant updates and the never ending game play; this is solved by limiting online game downloads to one at a time.
The problem with online game addiction is that it is distracting children and young adults from their needs. Online gaming distracts people from food, sleeps, and schoolwork. Although certain people are able to control themselves, there are people will play for hours on end, numbing them mind to the point where they can only think about game playa. 5According to Dr. Brent Conrad a Clinical Psychologist for TechAddiction, Gaming addiction is not yet classified as a mental health disorder or “true” addiction like