Video game addiction is a severe condition characterized by excessive gameplay that causes disturbances in normal life functioning. The signs and symptoms of a gaming disorder may be similar to signs of drug and alcohol use disorders. Some people with a gaming disorder may also be struggling with substance use or a co-occurring disorder, like anxiety or depression.
Assessing Your Risk of Video Game Addiction
Are you concerned that you may have a gaming addiction? You can take a confidential self-assessment to evaluate your symptoms. However, a quiz cannot take the place of an official diagnosis. To receive a clinical diagnosis, you’ll need to see a medical professional. Once you receive your quiz results, we encourage you to discuss them with a physician or therapist to learn more about your symptoms and possible treatment if needed.