The Effects of Compulsive Video Game Addiction: A Review Article


  • Sharon Jemima Julius Lecturer in Psychology, Humanities Department, Mazoon College, Sultanate of Oman




According to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual video game addiction is considered as an impulse control disorder, Diagnostic statistical manual-5 states gaming could cause major distress and impairment in personal life. The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged what is understood as “gaming disorder” in their 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in early 2018, (Sebouhian, 2021). The recent pandemic has increased online or video game addiction. The aim of this report is to highlight the psychological consequence and neurological effect associated with compulsive gaming. The underlying cause of gamers is explored in the report. The brain behaviour of the gamers and the advantages and the limitations were considered. The study explores the association of aggression, attention, personality trait of the gamers is also addressed in the report. Self-management techniques assist in managing gaming addictions.


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Sharon Jemima Julius. (2022). The Effects of Compulsive Video Game Addiction: A Review Article. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(1).

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