Episode 4

The Connection Between Gaming and Mental Wellness

In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss the link between gaming and mental well-being. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 97% or teen boys and 83% of teen girls play video or online games. That same year, the World Health Organization recognized Gaming Disorder as a mental illness, which they defined as impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences . Julie and Todd look at why games are so attractive to kids today and some of the signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect your child has a gaming addiction problem.

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Source: Child Mind Institute