Video Game Addiction: Pressing Pause and Preventing Its Onset - MedCircle

Dr. Judith Joseph

Video Game Addiction: Pressing Pause and Preventing Its Onset

9 Sessions

1 in 10 kids are estimated to show signs of video game addiction.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly
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9 Sessions

1 in 10 kids are estimated to show signs of video game addiction.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly

About the Series

Video games like Fortnite are more accessible than ever and video game addiction is on the rise. We sat down with Dr. Judith Joseph to discuss everything you need to know about this condition. Dr. Joseph walks through how gaming goes from a hobby to a disorder, how the reward system of video games can be so addictive, and how to spot the warning signs of video game addiction.

This series will not only help those facing video game addiction, but will also go a long way in helping prevent gaming from becoming an addiction in the first place.

“At first I thought I was overreacting to my son’s constant need to play video games. What you provided me in this series is a way to actually go about getting some healthy solutions in place and I am so thankful I found the series and that the doctor made the information easy to understand.”

Jessica M

Jessica M

Who Is This Series For?

If you think you video games may be keeping you from reaching your full potential, then this series is for you.

This series is great for parents who believe their child’s future is in jeopardy because of the amount of time they spend playing video games.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • Why video games can become so addictive.

  • How to spot the warning signs of gaming addiction.

  • Simple at-home strategies to prevent video game addiction.

  • How to recover from gaming addiction.

“1-3% of kids who play video games actually have a true, severe gaming disorder. Billions of people play video games, so you’re talking about 10s of millions of kids.”

Dr. Judith Joseph

Dr. Judith Joseph

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Here's How Video Gaming Can Become a Disorder

    Understand how normal gaming can turn into an actual addiction and which demographics are most at risk.

  • Session2

    How the "Reward System" of Video Games Make Them Addicting

    Dr. Joseph explains the science behind video game addiction and what is happening in your brain when you play a video game.

  • Session3

    Gaming Doesn't Start as an Addiction...Here Are the Signs It's Becoming One

    In this session, learn the signs that could indicate you or a loved one has an unhealthy level of game play or a full blown addiction.

  • Session4

    This Simple At-Home Strategy Can Help Prevent Gaming Addiction

    Does your child have a problem with video games? Dr. Joseph reveals easy and effective at-home strategies you can implement today.

  • Session5

    How to Prepare to See a Professional for Gaming Disorder

    Before seeking out a professional to treat video game addiction, watch this session to learn the variety of professionals available, what questions to ask, and what red flags to look out for.

  • Session6

    How to Spot the 9 Clinical Traits of Gaming Disorder

    Dr. Joseph simply explains the 9 diagnostic criteria of gaming disorder as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

  • Session7

    How to Treat Addictive Behavior When It Comes to Video Games

    Dr. Joseph discusses the treatment options that work when it comes to treating video game addiction.

  • Session8

    How to Tell If Your Child Is Recovering From Video Game Addiction

    In this session, Dr. Joseph discusses how parents can track whether or not their child is recovering or has recovered from video game addiction. Understanding these signs helps you manage your child’s success and future.

  • Session9

    Fortnite: Why It's so Addictive & How to Combat It

    Some say Fortnite is the most successful and most addicting video game ever made. Dr. Joseph explains the science and psychology about this phenomenon.


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