6 Major Effects of PC Games Addiction

Although PC game addiction doesn't seem in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Fourth Edition of DSMshows unhealthy and excessive video game habits in the last few years.

There is a movement going on to have video game addiction indicated in future editions of the DSM, but currently, it is not a right diagnosis. Still, it is hard to oppose that few people play video games too much and this can negatively impact their operations and success away from the monitor's beam.

This is true that not everyone loves to play PC games. Online PC games are beloved by millions or even billions of people throughout the world as a way of entertainment, interact with their buddies, and for simple depression-relieving purposes. And, PC games prices are extremely cheap and everyone can afford them easily.

Although, there are also some individuals around who are losing control of their gaming addiction. For these, video games take central stage in their lives. Work performance may degrade due to expanded late night gaming settings. School grades may drop as a result of giving extra attention to PC games than education. Relationships may also decline as one of the partners feels ignored and less important that his/her partner's latest computer game passion.

For persons whose online gaming habit have altered from a hobby to addiction, there are numerous life boxes that can be affected negatively. The following list will define the five main aspects that most often than not are affected majorly by PC game addiction.

1. Psychological & Emotional

People that are addicted to PC games may have a bigger risk of experiencing dignity issues, depression, social and mental anxiety, and mood instability. When these negatives habits can't be controlled by an individual, he or she may also feel guilty and ashamed as well. And this is only one part of the story.

2. Health

Individuals who spend hours playing PC games per day may neglect personal sanitation and health. They may lose healthy physical hobbies, start irregular sleeping habits, and select meals based on relaxation rather than nutritional value.

3. Family

Family relationships can be negatively affected by PC game addiction. Family members of the addicted person may tolerate immoderate gaming habits for some time, but at last, they would request the particular person that please try to minimise the hours of playing games. Addicted person may oppose that it is an issue, accuse the worried family member of disturbing on his/her life, and look at the person as overreacting. Parents with children who are addicted to personal computer games may feel frequent arguments about how to address the issue.

4. Financial

Although PC game prices are not very high, gaming still can be an extremely expensive hobby even for non-addicted individuals. Hundreds of dollars can be spent in a short period of time on new video games, expansion packs, online subscriptions, new gaming consoles, and of course upgraded hardware. Sometimes, a gaming addicted person may lose his/her job because of poor or lack of performance during work.

5. Academic

Video Game addiction and academic success are not symmetrical. Children and adults who are addicted to these activities will spend their major portion of time with online games instead of studying. They may finish academic work or prepare for the test with little effort so that gaming can start.

6. Social

The more time an individual wastes while playing PC games, the less time there is for the valuable people in his/her life. Face-to-face human interaction is sacrificed massively in favour of this activity. As a result of this, the person may feel and experience social isolation and loneliness.