It is a common thing to hear about people who are addicted to playing video games. The question would be why they do it and where does the energy come from for doing this? Well, the answer to these questions lies in the fact that playing video games is a very exciting experience.
There is no doubt that it is an extremely good reason to play the game.
However, a more serious side to the subject lies in the fact that the game has become an addiction which creates a deep dependence on the game itself. When one plays the game, he or she is actually playing for the sake of enjoyment alone. That’s a good point to think about.
There is a big possibility that the video games that you played as a child have been related to aggression, depression, boredom, low self-esteem, laziness, negative self-talk, mental illness, and other mental problems in your life. What about the time when you played the game and then felt depressed because you could not achieve your goal that the game gave you? Now that is a bad effect of playing the game.
Some psychologists are of the opinion that video games can actually cause irreversible brain damage in people. Is this true? Well, yes and no. There are many games that are designed for long hours, so the effect of long hours playing a game can certainly cause a lot of brain damage.
When we play video games, there is also a very interesting issue of the free time. So much so that there are kids who have their evenings to play games and that’s fine.
These children do not even realize that playing these games can be harmful to their health
and their lives. Many people will just pick up the controller and start playing without even being aware of the effects of doing so.
These games can really have a very negative effect on our health if we do not pay enough attention to how they are played. Even though the computer games can be addictive and that means they have some short term benefit, they also have a long-term harmful effect on the mind.
For example, the short term benefit of playing video games can be fun and exciting. However, when you consider the long term effect that it will have on your health, you will understand why playing video games is not such a good idea.
If you are a person who is addicted to playing video games, then you need to make a complete change in your lifestyle. You need to stop playing the game and find a healthy hobby which can replace the video games.
Why are some people able to keep themselves off the addiction to playing video games, while others have to go on medication to cope with this addiction? This has a lot to do with the type of brain that we have.
- Certain brain circuits are damaged during the course of a child’s development
- and when a child is exposed to certain amounts of video games,
- they may suffer from short term memory loss.
We can then call this a short term problem and the solution will be to play less video games for a while and train the brain to improve its memory capacity.
However, most games are designed with little to no regard for the brain, which is why more young people are getting addicted to playing video games. If we want to have a healthy brain, we need to make sure that we do not only play games for fun but learn to develop good brain habits so that we can avoid the problem of video game addiction in the future.