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Do you think xbox or ps3 addiction, is a mental illness? Or could lead to menta

  1. Kevo1986 profile image58
    Kevo1986posted 5 years ago

    Do you think xbox or ps3 addiction, is a mental illness?  Or could lead to mental illness?

    With the majority of the youth today and a great many adults as well do you think the effects of how addictive these games can be can pose a threat to mental stability?

  2. jcdelfinoiii profile image73
    jcdelfinoiiiposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I believe that it can be addicting and can have negative affects on one's home-life and social status.  It could very well be an addiction like "gambling addiction", "porn addiction" or anything that can be habit forming.  The key to being an actual mental illness is often times the person suffering from the mental illness when realize on some level that they have become addicted often times trying to stop but being unable to.  It is the same with "food addictions", drug addictions, etc. Sometimes though the person suffering from the illness may not realize they do but it is effecting their life in a negative way. Severe gaming my be catagroized as an addiction in the future but it is a topic that needs more research.  Is someone playing games to escape reality, or just as a wind down time, is the time consist for each person, and what is acceptable time playing?  Many more questions then answers at this time.

  3. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    why not, everything is a mental illness these days. it's about as much of a mental illness as obesity, drug addiction and a few others i find to be ridiculous.

    1. Kevo1986 profile image58
      Kevo1986posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So do you think it would be ridiculous to say sitting like a zombie for hours typing codes into a control pad doesn't seem like an illness?

    2. nightwork4 profile image61
      nightwork4posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes i would. to people who do that, it's entertainment. just because to others it seems stupid, it sure as heck doesn't make it an illness. does spending hours a day on a computer mean a person has a mental illness?

    3. Kevo1986 profile image58
      Kevo1986posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I get what your saying nightwork but at least on a computer you can learn a thing or two.  I feel people are wasting away in front of there T.v /video games.

 
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