The effects of game addiction on brain and mental health

by Janne Abir Marketing
Children who play games more than 10 hours / day for a week are more likely to have decreased activity in brain function areas, including attention focus areas, inhibitory areas, decision areas and decision areas. . Over time can negatively impact a player's emotions and perception.

1. The harmful effects of gaming on mental health

Playing games greatly affects the mental health of the players such as: Always feeling tired, feeling lost energy or resting hard due to prolonged and continuous playing of the game; boredom, pessimism, feeling lonely, insecure; lose interest in old hobbies, interests, everything just goes to games; easy to feel frustrated, irritable, easy to fight even if it's just a very small thing; bias against relatives or colleagues; feelings of worthlessness, redundancy or guilt; a tendency to want violence or suicide; sleep disorders; anorexia, less food.

2. The harm of the game to life

Online games are potentially addictive. The game makers are maximizing profits with addictive and engaging design elements. Players need to invest a lot of time, effort and money to achieve high results in the game. The game is constantly being updated to maintain new things, ensuring more attraction and novelty that require players to explore and spend more time playing.

Increasing time in the virtual world affects the life and relationships of the players, such as conflicts with family, friends, colleagues; drop out of school, unemployed; debt, pledge, theft; affect health (decreased vision, decreased immunity, digestive disorders, sexual dysfunction ...).

3. Brain changes of the player

MRI images of brain dysfunction after a period of intense gaming are real, it not only affects the psychology but also the normal development of the brain.

In a sample of 22 healthy 18 - 29 year olds who had played a violent game before but less time (average 0.9 + - 0.8 hours / week) compared randomly when playing a 10-hour violent shooter. in the first week, then play the same game for the second week, or play the same non-violent game for 2 consecutive weeks.

Researchers found that after 1 week of violent gaming, less activity was activated in the left lower frontal lobe during emotional performance and less activity in the crustal region. - The hippocampus in advance during the game compared with the standard results of the control group.

4. Manifestations of game addiction

Common symptoms when addicted to games such as: playing game more than 3 hours / day, continuously for 1 month or more; tends to want to increase uncontrolled gaming time; incontinence affects time and reduces efficiency in other tasks such as self-care (personal hygiene), study, social relationships and work; have acts of lying, cheating to play games, illegal acts such as theft to have money to play games; Use uncontrolled money into the game to buy game time or items.

Parents should also regularly monitor the child's behavior changes. Call or consult a doctor right away if unusual symptoms appear.

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