Do you have a disorder? (in Off-topic)

Mem June 14 2007 11:57 PM EDT

So now we have a new reason to call in sick: Game Addiction Disorder

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 15 2007 3:34 AM EDT

I don't know if Addiction or disorder is right .Maybe I've been a little sick from time to time.Two weeks to a month is the longest I've been gaga for a game.Ehh maybe ,probably not though!

th00p June 15 2007 9:15 AM EDT

I have GADS.

The first step to recovery is admittance. But I'm not trying to recover. More like, show off.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 15 2007 9:47 AM EDT

personally, i think that it is stupid. people that suffer adverse affects from games do not suffer from GAD, but from a lack of responsibility, knowing what things they need to do, but forsaking them. Sounds more like a personality disorder that is pre-existent but made more obvious by video games.

besides, they don't have any side affects like any good addiction does, aside from boredom ;).

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 15 2007 10:57 AM EDT

I'll go with Pit on this one.

Game Addiction (as it is, trying to become a recognized medical condition) is a totally stupid way to make irresponsible people even more irresponsible, and make those who really suffer from behavioral disfunctions be treated with uncompatible therapies.

As in, if you truely have an underlying disfunction that makes you destroy yourself by playing games (which I am sure happens 100% of the time), no doctor, even the most brilliant one, will be able to help you by treating your ''game addiction'' since as soon as this will be gone, you will get hooked on something else.

Lunch is over, so I'll cut it there, and see if I get something more to add later.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 15 2007 1:17 PM EDT

From what I heard, if the AMA does declare game addiction something "real" then states will have something to wave in the air when they try to push forward legislation regarding violent video games, and violence induced by video games and legislation to restrict or ban video games of those kind. Bad news for gamers if the AMA goes forward with this.

Adminedyit [Superheros] June 15 2007 1:33 PM EDT

bah! everything is a "disease" or a "disorder" these days. so if I try to use the excuse "I can't get to work on time because I have BA to burn." will they buy it? I think not!

8DEOTWP June 15 2007 11:36 PM EDT

Bad news for gamers? Nah.. Violent video games will never be banned. The only thing they are going to do is poke blame on other people and make people show ID when they buy games. Disclaimer heaven.. $$

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 25 2007 12:05 AM EDT

This Disorder in action?click me
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