Do you think people who addicted in online games are sick?

@zhouxi (1756)
China
February 14, 2011 12:04am CST
People are addicted in many things.some are sick .some are not.do you think People addicted in online games are sick?Many students in china are addicted in online games.they do nothing except playing.do they need to see doctors?
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• United States
22 Feb 11
If it really affects their lives, then I wouldn't say they are sick, but yes, addicted. They need help if that is all they do all day long.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
23 Feb 11
Do you think who can help them properly?
• United States
23 Feb 11
If they needed help, I think that they would need to see some kind of mental therapist or psychologist (most likely the psychologist) because it isn't really a physical addiction or problem. It is purely mental.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
24 Feb 11
usually this kind of people they don't think they have any problem.they don't need help.what should we do?
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
17 Feb 11
I have head of gameing addiction before, i am sure that in some cases addiction can occour. but I am not sure aobout this myslf, I have not know anyone who would be addicted to this. I have heard that in China that is a big problem. I read about this in a popualr magizine esp how there are these spical camps that are desgined to cure this problem. some say the problem thre is exhaderated there and the problems is not as bad as the goverment says it is. It was suggested that the camps the additcts were sent to afterd non-existed cures and youg persons were aboused there.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
A lot of families worry about their children,they could do nothing to change their children.some camps are for business profit reason.are there any this kind camps abroad not for profit?
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
Some children lose their life in profitable camp.It's terrible!
• United States
23 Feb 11
Yes it happens. that is what I read about in the magizine artical.
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@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 11
I am tempted to say, Yes! The youngsters who are addicted of playing online games are usually failed in their studies as most of them would play first than studying as they should. I know it is not always the case but I bet 80% out of 100% are sick.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Feb 11
Do you think psychology doctor could resolve the problem?
@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 11
I don't think they are that sick. Parents should be strong enough to break their routine and fill it with meaningful activities like: sports, traveling, working in volunteer associations, etc.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
when they at college, who could help them?
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
14 Feb 11
Hallo zhouxi, I don't think they are sick. I remember when I was a student at the university, I used to play computer games all day long. There were the first years of the PC and we all were so excited about computer games. I think the teenagers from nowadays are not different. They do what they like the most but they soon will leave the games and discover the real life in all its splendor.
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@Marmot (595)
• United States
15 Feb 11
But the problem is that some of the students will leave the game and come back the real life. But some of them will not. And even a little of them will addict to the game and act the game in the real life! I have heard that a boy stick others on the road just to imitate the sense in GTA(Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)! That's terrified!
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
15 Feb 11
You know when I first got my driving licence, I used to drive the car like I was in a computer game. I was so sure of myself, I had no worries. Then, one day, I wasn't careful enough in a curve and I hit another car. I was driving my dad's car and that was the moment I got back to the reality. Luckily it wasn't a big accident, only the two cars had a few scratches, but for me it was enough to say "stop!" to computer games and to go back to the real life.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
I don't know how long will it need to back reality.
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
14 Feb 11
No I don't think they are, what ever makes you happy, some people like reading books, some people like to many other various things, if it makes you happy so be it...
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
14 Feb 11
College students need time to study,they waste time to play games day by day.what could we do?
@Marmot (595)
• United States
15 Feb 11
But we can not do anything we want to make us happy all the time, right? As for college students, they should focus on study, research more than playing, right? If they just want to enjoy their lives in the game, why go to college?
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
17 Feb 11
There are many college students play games day and night.
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
15 Feb 11
I think the word addicted is used so lightly nowadays. Its used for everything. Addiction is a serious thing. Who is to say if they are REALLY addicted?
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
they don't say it themselves.we think they are sick.
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
22 Feb 11
How would you know if they are addicted or not? Unless you personally know them and their ways. I would think that the addict would know before anyone else.
@aw5363 (105)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 11
hai, zhouxi. i also agree with you because i have two friends back in university who are addicted with gaming , and both of them end up drop out from university . it's is very time consuming, u have to have high self discipline and plan your time , i mean don't get too attached to it. i also play games but usually after examination or during semester break. people who addicted will facing problem when they gratuated ( if They managed to ) in communicating with othet people, we call it communication breakdown, they don't know how to express themself. reality is unlike internet , u need to interract with people , need to make real decision.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
most college students are eighteen or twenty.they should have the ability to regulate their time.
@aw5363 (105)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 11
ya, i think so too i tried to advise them but they were just too addicted , there's nothing i can do.
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• United States
15 Feb 11
Just as it is possible to become addicted to substances and other things, yes, the internet can become and "addiction" i suppose, though i prefer the term obsession instead. When i think of addictions i think of something that is harmful to a person. I agree that is can be "harmful" if you are using the internet instead of studying or doing your work, but not in a physical way. I don't neccisarily think these people need to see doctors, but i do think that having someone who cares for them point out the dangers of neglecting all these other things in favor of playing games online. Much of it is just having poor time management skills.
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@Marmot (595)
• United States
15 Feb 11
Actually, the online games addiction for some Chinese guys can do harm about their healthy physically. Because some of them playing all the day and have no time for food! They always eat only one time a day. Besides, no physical exercises makes them weak too.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
yes,they cann't listen to anybody's advoice.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
14 Feb 11
No I don't think there's anything wrong with them playing the games it's no different than when our parents and grandparents playing cards it's only one way they do online games. cd
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@Marmot (595)
• United States
15 Feb 11
It is true that play online games is no wrong. But too much makes most of the things become wrong, right? Our parents will not play cars all day and night, they have to work. So as the college students, they have to study because that's why they go to college. Play games is just a way to get relaxed, not a major work they should do. Do you agree with me?
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
17 Feb 11
@axlrate7 (1400)
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
I think yes, I don't know what will call of that, but definitely it is a sickness. Many people here in philippines are also addicted in online games.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
12 Apr 11
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@tonyllenium (6260)
• Italy
26 Feb 11
eeheh no i think games in general are created to generate addiction for players surely if a player can live without them or become a kind of mania ...they should stay away from a period..
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
26 Feb 11
How could they? it's difficult.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
I do not think they are sick. I just think they are as you said, addicted, and if it is not something that is already bothering their work, then i guess it is just fine.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
most of addicted people don't like work or study.
@derek_a (10894)
15 Feb 11
I wouldn't say that these people are sick, because I think that it a strong word to use. Games are definitely addictive and I guess I am luck because I don't particularly like playing games. I don't have a problem with other people doing it though, if that is what they want. But as a therapist, I have seen a few who found it hard to quit the games and felt themselves, that they were wasting so much time. They did manage to stop or modify it, but they were quite able and intelligent people. _Derek
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
yes my friend's husband and his son like games very much.are there any inherit?
@Marmot (595)
• United States
15 Feb 11
I think a doctor may not nesessary, but a goal is needed for those students. Why they have time playing online?I think it is because they don't have a specific goal in the real life. I have some mates like that, they play DOTA, WOW, SANGUOSHA all the time, why? Because they don't have a goal in the real life, they think 60 percents for class is enough and they don't have a plan for their future. Unlike others, a lot of Chinese students don't have a plan for their lives, so they just have a short sight. However, you surely will find that those who get scholarship, win some tournaments are the student not play games so much.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
yes.some of them have a goal.but they could n't work hard for it.
@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
14 Feb 11
I'm sure that many online games have their positive aspects because they not only entertain people,but also help them in taking decisions and acting fast,but just like any other form of entertainment,they become harmful if we spend all day long playing,so I think computer games addiction is a sickness which may have serious consequences on the physical and mental health of those who are addicted,and they definitely need help and therapy to get rid of their addiction and try to live like normal human beings.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
thet don't think they are sick and they said they don't need help.
@HarryS88 (33)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 11
I don't really think that the kids who are addicted to playing games are sick. I only think that they need attention from their parents, so they feel that their parents still love and take care of them. The Internet has changed almost our way of life. Internet has made everything real and reachable. Something we don't know before becomes revealed due to this internet. Internet becomes our hobby and favorite. Before knowing internet, we just read books or played football on the grass. However, after we have recognized internet, we are riveted to the computer screen playing online games. It's normal in this era.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
22 Feb 11
If colelege students play every day,they don't study any more ,aren't they sick?
14 Feb 11
Any addiction is a sickness. If they dont have the will power to stop themselves and it is preventing them from doing things that they should be doing. If they get to the stage of spending money that should be going on other things or stopping eating properly to be able to play more. I like online games and do get the feeling of 'just one more' before I go and do something else and find time has passed. So I can understand the problem. However, if they are just at the stage of enjoying playing it can be social and stimulating.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Feb 11
In china,most children don't have brothers or sisters .they feel alone.may be this is the reason they like play online with their friends?
• China
14 Feb 11
If they just do this thing dont do the business .It is serious i think. but it is not that much to see a doctor,you should find some ways to stop them who addicted in online games
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Feb 11
I cann't find any way.could you?
@didi13 (2925)
• Romania
14 Feb 11
Well there are serious studies that have shown that despite the current prejudices, computer games are not only harmful but also are beneficial, helping to socialize the individual,the growth of intelligence,reflexes and decision-making capacity. Only, not just sit all day playing computer games online!
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Feb 11
Some of them play all the day.I cann't understand why?
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Feb 11
I think so. If anybody is addicted to anything, it is not a good sign. It is as well as the bad habits like drinking, gambling and smoking. It is fine that you like to play the online games because it is very interesting. However, if you are addicted to it and spend all of your time on it, this will be so harmful. I love China
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
21 Feb 11
Do you think who could help them?