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What is video game addiction and how can it be treated ?

Dear readers. My brother is suffering from computer games addiction. he is 16 years old and has been playing now for 3 years. He fits the bill for a games addict- v withdrawn, asocial, hostile, plays apprx. 18 hrs a day etc. Pls advise what we can do.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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your brothers computer game addiction may be associted with his motivation for immediate high acheivement and inability to cope with failures. aversion towards studies may be a reason. habituation, compulsive behavior, adjustment problems Poor communication and realtionship building skills may also be pushing him towards these games where he ia ll by himself in a vitual world of his own Ample number of behavor modification techiques are available to treat this condition. so consult a clinical psychologist at the earliest to have appropriate psychological assessment done to understand the cause and provide effective remidies

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Answered: Mon, 22 Aug 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
It is very bad have to try to stop him gratually.
Try to explain him about bad outcome in future.
Give him example of his good,claver friends.
Make him active in other activity like sports,playing music.
Also consult his teachers and take help from them.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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