With advances in technology and the development of increasingly high-speed Internet, mobile internet devices, and interactive computer and video games,video game addiction problems are on the rise. Problems with excessive use can often lead to devastating consequences to one's family, academic, work, or social life.
Regaining control, BEFORE things get out of hand, can be one of the most important decisions a person can make.
CAN "VIDEO GAME ADDICTION" BE TREATED?
At the office of Dr. Michael Fraser in New York, NY, I have extensive experience treating conditions such as major depression, anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as other addictive disorders such as alcohol/substance abuse and pathological gambling. Some of these conditions are often present in people who exhibit the signs and symptoms of excessive and problematic Computer and Video game use.
Excessive and problematic Computer and Video game use is often a sign of other major life problems (interpersonal, family, emotional, scholastic, educational, marital), and can serve as a response to or an escape from the stress. I take a comprehensive approach to treatment that takes into account the role of emotions, thoughts and relationship patterns in the development and maintenance of this problematic behavior. My approach focuses on getting negative behaviors under control as soon as possible, while getting to the root of the problem so that positive changes can take hold and persist after treatment ends.
If you are committed to this kind of treatment, at the office of Dr. Michael Fraser in New York, NY, I am committed to helping you move forward in overcoming the problem and improving your life and relationships.
Call the office of Dr. Michael Fraser today to schedule the appointment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TIPS:
TEN TIPS EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW about problematic Internet/video gaming/technology use: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/problematic-internet-use-children-0515135
Dr. Fraser was featured in the New York Daily News about excessive video gaming. Click here to read the article www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-addicted-video-games-violent-experts-article-1.1298338
THREE TIPS TO TAKING AN UNPLUGGED VACATION: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/three-tips-to-taking-an-unplugged-vacation-0618135l
NBC INTERVIEW: DR. FRASER TALKS WITH IDA SIEGAL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE VIDEO GAMING