This video gamer admits his habit nearly drove him to suicide.

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This video gamer admits his habit nearly drove him to suicide.

February 28th, 2018

This video gamer admits his habit nearly drove him to suicide.

Megyn Kelly sits down with Charlie Bracke, who says he sometimes spent more than 12 hours a day playing video games. The Entertainment Software Association provided this statement: "The American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association studied this issue extensively and decided against creating a new category for video games. Legitimate science, objective research, and common sense all prove video games are not addictive. By misusing the word addiction, which is a medical term, society demeans real compulsive behaviors, like alcoholism and drug abuse, which deserve treatment, compassion, and care."

https://www.today.com/video/this-video-gamer-admits-his-habit-nearly-drove-him-to-suicide-1172619331799

Because the United States is a capitalist country, money is considered to be more important then our own citizen's lives.  Because the gaming companies make millions of dollars, after getting their own customers addicted, our country supports them.  BUT, the World Health Organisation accepts "gaming disorder" as a valid condition. http://www.who.int/features/qa/gaming-disorder/en/
 

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very helpful video

Thank you for posting all the great information about Video Gamers Addiction. This group has helped me so much understand the behaviors of my addict. I am very motivated to help others by a being a voice to others in my community.

Jackie Machado

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Welcome to the forum Jackie !

Welcome to the forum Jackie !

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Thank you.

I am finding so much good information on this website. Thank you all for bringing hope & healing to my home.

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