Is Video Game Addiction a Thing?

Hey Dudes,

This week, I finally set out to answer the questions I have been itching to answer since the end of last year. What is Video Gaming Addiction? Substance Abuse? Is it real? How can we know if we don't look into what Addiction even means? What about the difference between Addiction and Dependance? And what the heck is a disorder?

As suspected, this topic got lots of people's opinions to come out. But what are the Mxiety streams for, if not to break up all of our (yes, including mine) preconceived notions?

We talk about all of that (as per the ICD and DSM) and more. Then we draw conclusions regarding whether VG Addiction can be a real thing. Tune in, check out the sources I used below and let me know what you think. 

Then tune in Tues, Thurs and Sun for more!

Much Love,



Sources [In no particular order]:

Merriam Webster: Disorder

The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics

THE WHO Management of substance abuse
Dependence syndrome

The World Health Organization may soon recognize video game addiction
Is your gaming habit a mental health problem?
By Rachel Feltman December 26, 2017

ICD-11 Beta Draft: 6D11 Gaming disorder

Download Link from on Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Internet Gaming Disorder in DSM-5: A disorder for further study
Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.; Posted Jul 18, 2014

The WHO Classifying Video Game Addiction As a Mental Disorder Enrages Social Media


Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO
Jane Wakefield

Example of an Over-reactive Article: WebMD Video Game Addiction No Fun 

News Feature: Is video game addiction really an addiction?

Internet Gaming Disorder