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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I agree completely with what you're saying. My only contention was you were painting it as if its simply Obama and the left that would push for Government Internvention and I was pointing out such idoicy is found across the isle, including with our threat starter.
    They have 12 step programs for other addictions. Maybe they should have one for gaming youts.


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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I realize I may be in the minority here but years from now when this scourge has become a nationally recognized threat to our very existence keep in mind that someone tried to warn you before it was too late.

    Save yourselves from this horror.

    Yes yes, I'm sure it is Mr. "Government is the answer to our problems" Bhkad, I'm sure that will be the case

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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    If I could afford it, I'd be addicted to golf.

    Golf bores the mind of a wife so greatly, that they cannot even bother to want to ride along with you. Its the perfect escape from all the talking you have to do at home.
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    I thought bhkad was a conservative. Was I wrong?
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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Just curious CC, as I've heard some people talking about this before. Ever diagnosed or dealt with anyone with an addiction to eating?
    Depends on what you mean by food addiction. If you are referring to what one would think of as an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia), this is one of the areas that I specialize in...I just gave a killer presentation on Friday on this issue. If you are talking about an overeating type of addiction without a purging aspect, it's not something that I have seen personally, but it certainly exists. Overeaters Anonymous are support groups for this, and we have someone in my practice that addresses people with this issue.
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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Part of my point was to keep this on topic and prevent it from spinning off into another Obama pissing contest. So my comment was that while it may go past the parents, it's nothing to do with the government.
    Agreed.

    Also, I think that predominately it's about the parent. Can it go beyond? Of course, but I think if you installed proper parenting the number of kids you'd find "addicted" to video games would be much less.
    Maybe. One who is going to become addicted may become addicted anyway, but environment can be helpful in as far as prevention goes. I've certainly given feedback to parents on how to prevent an addiction from surfacing with their kids, when I see that their kids could be at risk.

    And there's a sure fire way to break a video game addiction, it's called a motorcycle. Course, you'll end up just trading one addiction for another. And motorcycle addiction is WAY more expensive.
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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I realize I may be in the minority here but years from now when this scourge has become a nationally recognized threat to our very existence keep in mind that someone tried to warn you before it was too late.

    Save yourselves from this horror.

    Violent games have been around forever. Why weren't you calling for a stop to kids playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians? Because most people can distinguish between reality and a game. But I'll say what I always say to you when you bring up this foolishness. Video games are a tool, not the cause. So are guns. If you want to get rid of one, get rid of both.

    That usually puts a stop to you.
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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted - Game Hunters: In search of video games and interactive awesomeness - USATODAY.com

    Read the article to see other symptoms and to get a link to the original work cited.

    I'm sure no one here is addicted to videogames.
    Well then all I can say is that the parents of 1 in 10 children should deal with their child's addiction because that is their problem, not the video game industry's. Now I am going to go play some soul caliber IV. For a really long time.

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    Re: One in 10 video gaming youths could be addicted

    Thank you.

    From that site:

    The following screening was assembled by OLGA/OLG-Anon. It contains questions put forth by gamers and professionals. It is not a validated diagnostic tool.

    We suggest that this list be printed and that you focus on the overall character of your responses, rather than on a particular answer. The screening will have more benefit to you if you are honest in your responses. When you are finished, look at your list. You must determine if you think excessive gaming is a problem.
    A Screening Tool for Excessive Gamers | Online Gamers Anonymous - Gaming Addiction Resources & Community For Gamers and People Affected by Gamers

    All the gamers should take the gaming addiction self test.

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