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    The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    New Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorders is aimed at patients aged from 13 to 25.
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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Shouldent they also open 1000 phone addition clinics ?
    I mean sure gaming can be addicting, but come on compared to all the phone zombies gaming is nothing.

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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Shouldent they also open 1000 phone addition clinics ?
    I mean sure gaming can be addicting, but come on compared to all the phone zombies gaming is nothing.
    Indeed!

    Almost ran one over today. A Woman pushing a double buggy (I jest not) very intent on looking at her mobile, just walks straight out in front of me. Luckily I stop in time but what do I get... a mouthful of abuse and the finger!!
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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo View Post
    A mouthful of abuse and the finger!!
    Sounds about right, there's nothing worse than someone getting a fright due to something that they did wrong. Immediate attack mode activate.

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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo View Post
    A Woman pushing a double buggy
    I had the same happen to me with a young couple pushing a pram a few years ago, they nonchalantly walked out in front of me clearly expecting me to slow down / stop as they got there first.
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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    We totally need laws in place instead of actually taking responsibility for parenting.

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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    We totally need laws in place instead of actually taking responsibility for parenting.
    Yes, We totally need laws in place, this what we inneed!

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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    Games are just one manifestation.
    Gambling, drugs, alcohol, etc.
    They are so focused on the individual expressions, they are ignoring that they have a lot in common.
    Those may be mentioned, but there should not need to be a separate classification for any of them.
    They are just symptoms, not the cause.

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    Re: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

    I love my computer games, in moderation like everything else.

    But I do think Gaming is escapism for many people me included, with the way the world is today sometimes I just want to escape into "la la land" can you blame the younger generation for wanting to stay there too many hours a day?

    What do kids have to look forward to now, never being able to afford there own home, A massively increasing cost of living and working in a increasingly competitive work marketplace with all our European friends coming over doing the jobs for a pittance.

    I have 2 children ones nearly 18 what a tough future they all have now, and with the idiots in power things don't seem to be getting better.

    What I am getting to is the real world sometimes is hard to face, so maybe the gaming world is easier to face than the real world where everything seems to be bleak.

    Sorry to make anyone feel uncomfortable or depressed, just my personal feelings going in that direction.
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