SIGNS COMPATIBLE WITH VIDEO GAME/SCREEN ADDICTION

SIGNS

  • Falling grades
  • Poor motivation – doesn’t care about things…except gaming.
  • Worsening ADHD symptoms.
  • Revved up, seeking constant stimulation. Frequently hyper-aroused.
  • ”Wired but tired”
  • Difficulty making eye contact after screen time, avoiding eye contact
  • Meltdown, irritability, oppositional behavior
  • When asked to stop – irritable, whining, oppositional, delaying, lying
  • Narrowed interests, only talks about screen activities or games
  • Loss of friends, social isolation, spending hours alone in room.
  • Unmotivated, doesn’t care.
  • Changing medication doses without effect, conflicting diagnoses

Scientific Literature – what does this mean?