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Ludopathy

Ludopathy

Ludopathy, sometimes known ludomania, is an addiction to gambling. Unlike many addictions there is no substance involved, instead the addiction is to the act of gambling itself, which has an effect on the brain’s reward centers....

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Gaming addiction

Gaming Addiction

Gaming addiction is psychological, not physical, and formed as a result of the brain rewiring its reward pathways. Addicts will associate gaming with the pleasure that comes from dopamine. In turn the association the brain makes with this and gaming will result in the addict...

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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Every once in a while the user receives some sort of unpredictable reward. This may take the form of a message, a like, a notification, or anything else which is pleasurable to receive, triggering the dopamine controlling the pleasure centers in the brain....

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Gaming Disorder Recogized by the World Health Organisation

Gaming Disorder

The 1980s saw the rise of home videogame systems thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System. No longer did kids have to go to the arcade and pour quarters into a videogame or pinball machine. Now, kids could sit in their bedrooms and play all day...

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