Do you suffer from Online Gaming Addiction? You may have symptoms of Online Gaming Addiction that you or other people close to you have noticed – or you may not be aware of them at all. In either case, seeking psychotherapeutic treatment and counselling in Toronto is a must in order to break the chains of addiction and pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Learn about the symptoms of Online Gaming Addiction and contact Cristina to take control with psychotherapeutic treatment and counselling in Toronto.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Online Gaming Addiction
Distance, isolation, and seclusion. Long hours spent in front of a computer. Losing track of time. Frayed and tense relationships with friends and family. Do any of these sound familiar?
If so, Online Gaming Addiction may be to blame.
Symptoms of Online Gaming Addiction can vary in intensity and scope from person to person, but generally they include:
- Becoming withdrawn from others
- Spending a majority of one’s free time playing games online
- Losing track of time
- Neglecting responsibilities (including chores and personal hygiene)
- Frequently playing online during school or work
- Lying to others about online gaming
- Sleep disturbances and irregular sleep patterns
- “Marathon” sessions of online gaming lasting for many hours
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Becoming agitated, irritable, or angry when not able to play
- Having consuming or repetitious thoughts about online gaming
- Damaged personal relationships
All of these symptoms point to real social, physical, and emotional consequences of obsessively playing video games online to the detriment of other areas of your life. When they reach an extreme level, some can even result in fatal consequences – like the stories of individuals who have died as a result of spending so much time playing online, often in extremely long marathon sessions, that they neglected their health and basic physical needs.
If any of these symptoms of Online Gaming Addiction resonate, take action; call Cristina today for more information on counselling in Toronto and psychotherapeutic treatment that can help change your life positively and productively.
Cristina specializes in offering psychotherapeutic treatment that gives the client a chance to create positive change, break damaging patterns of thoughts and behaviours, and address the underlying conditions that may be at work.
Counselling in Toronto is often helpful because like with many other addictions, Online Gaming Addiction frequently stems from underlying issues such as depression, low self-esteem, social maladjustment, anxiety, phobias, and other problems in a person’s life. In this way, addiction offers an escape – so treating the underlying causes is paramount.
If you or someone you know may suffer from Online Gaming Addiction, get help and change the pattern. Cristina can help create a plan of action that targets underlying causes and works to create lasting, positive change leading to a healthier, more productive and enjoyable life.
Seek counselling in Toronto; consult with Cristina today for more information about the next steps to a brighter future.