Millions of Americans play video games every day, and internet gaming is a booming market. As the gaming industry continues to rise in popularity, gaming addiction has made headlines in the news. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) added gaming disorder to the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). And while it is not formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), “Internet Gaming Disorder” was included in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5®) as a condition for further study. Researchers have found that 0.3 to 1.0 percent of the general population might qualify for a potential diagnosis of internet gaming disorder.
If you or a loved one are struggling with the repercussions of gaming addiction, professional treatment is paramount to a successful recovery. A renowned board-certified psychiatrist backed by 15 years of professional experience and a fellowship at Yale, Dr. Daniel Bober routinely helps these types of patients at his Hollywood, FL, practice. He can develop a personalized addiction treatment plan to address your unique situation and enable you to get your life back on track.