Are You Addicted to Gaming?

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Gaming disorder is now a genuine mental health disorder characterised by impaired control over gaming, prioritising gaming over other tasks, and continuation of gaming despite negative consequences.

Video games are designed to be addictive and they can easily control your life when you least expect it. By taking this quiz, you will get an estimate of the severity of any possible gaming addiction.

Created by: Quicksilver VIII

  1. How much time do you spend each week gaming?
  2. How often do you experience any physical pain that was caused by sitting for hours, doing nothing but gaming?
  3. Has your video game usage frequently caused any of the following: decreasing marks in school, damage to any relationships, depression, lying to others about how much you play, irritability and restlessness when unable to play, constant thoughts of video games, fatigue, or failing to fulfil basic duties or needs?
  4. Has your gaming severely affected anything else that is not mentioned in the previous question?
  5. In the past year, have you stayed up late, skipped school, or skipped meals just to play video games?
  6. Have you ever tried to reduce your time spent gaming, and failed?
  7. How much did you spend in the past year on games and in-app purchases? All options are in US dollars and do not count money spent on gaming consoles.
  8. Which statement is more accurate for you?
  9. Which statement is more accurate for you?
  10. Which statement is more accurate for you?
  11. Has your time spent gaming increased over the years?
  12. In the past year, has anyone expressed concern about your gaming, including behind your back?
  13. Do you continue gaming, even when you suffer negative consequences resulting in gaming?
  14. Are you aware of the risks associated with gaming?
  15. Do you understand how gaming is addictive, especially when used excessively?
  16. What is your gender?
  17. Why do you play video games?
  18. Do you have low self-esteem?
  19. Do you play any Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs)?
  20. Do most of your games try to motivate you by rewarding you for playing or winning?

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