Video gaming is a newly classified addiction, and it is not widely known or treated. Millions of gamers under the age of 18 are clinically addicted to video games. In fact, some estimates show addiction rates as high as 9% in youth under the age of 18*. Compare that with 5% of children with ADHD. Your hunches may be right if the following are happening:
- Changes in his/her personality
- Grades dropping
- Ambitions fading
- Becoming socially isolated
- Tensions developing in friendships or romantic relationships
- Physical or mental health deteriorating
There is a way to treat this.