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HealthyGaming FAQ

This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions about HealthyGaming, Gaming Disorder (also known as gaming addiction or video game addiction) and other questions related to video gaming habits.

If you have a question which is unanswered here, we recommend you to reach out to us using this contact form and we will get back to you soonest possible.

Gaming Disorder (also known as gaming addiction or video game addiction) is a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming. This is characterized by an individual prioritizing gaming over other daily activities and interests, with increasing escalation and continuation of gaming happening despite the occurrence of negative consequences as a result of it.

This is frequently common with people prioritizing gaming above their health & well-being, their education, careers, and relationships with their friends, families and loved ones despite the negative and harmful consequences caused by their gaming behavior over a longer period of time (6 months+). 

HealthyGaming is an initiative to solve Gaming Disorder as a global health challenge by helping people successfully balance their everyday health and video gaming habits, ensuring that each individual can get the most out of gaming without it having any harmful or negative effects on other aspects of their lives.

There is no exact consensus today about how much gaming is too much gaming. Different individuals engage in gaming under different conditions and these conditions together with an individual’s responsibilities often defines how much gaming is appropriate for the specific gamer. 

We recommend asking the following questions in order to determine how much gaming is appropriate, and if decreasing your time gaming is necessary: 

Is my amount of time spent gaming negatively affecting my physical, mental or social health? If yes, decrease your time spent gaming.

Do I feel the need to deceive or lie about my time spent gaming to anyone, including my family? If yes, decrease your time spent gaming.

Is my time spent gaming interfering other aspects of my life? Hobbies? Responsibilities at school, work, or home? If yes, decrease your time spent gaming.

If you are unable to decrease your, or your child’s time spent gaming despite the need for it, click here to reach out and we’re happy to help you now.

We recommend parents to actively engage in, and be aware of their childrens gaming activities and understand it, both by dialogue, own research about the games and communities their children engage in, and by playing together when possible.

Understanding gaming and the overall online world a child takes part in enables you as a parent to make more informed decisions in regards to setting healthy limits and ensuring that gaming is a positive contribution to your child’s life, and prevent the development of side effects caused by limitations.

If you are concerned about your child’s video gaming habits and believe you need professional help, we have psychologists with extensive experience working with younger children, teenagers, and parents who would be more than happy to help you.

Click here to reach out and get help now.

No. While being experts in gaming-related behavior, HealthyGaming also recognizes that Gaming Disorder and problematic gaming is often triggered by other challenges in life, whether related to an individual person’s mental health or social health. The help we provide is only provided using evidence-based methodologies and licensed psychologists who are trained to provide help for both simple and more complex mental health challenges. 

Our digital treatment program to support gamers is developed on the foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is also evidence-based to help people suffering from stress, anxiety (and anxiety-related disorders), depression, feelings of emptiness, low self-esteem and self-confidence. It also helps people suffering from problems such as OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) and psychosis amongst other mental health problems. 

No. Gaming is something which may be utilized for several benefits, including but not limited to social health as you have fun play games with friends & family; stimulating creativity, focus and memory; facilitating critical thinking, strategy and teamplay; enhance your problem-solving and decision making skills amongst plenty of other benefits. Having a healthy approach to gaming helps people to fully utilize the advantages of gaming and get the most out of it. 

We have designed an assessment tool to help identify individuals at risk and signal when further actions such as seeking help from licensed professionals may be necessary. 

Click here to access our assessment tool and take the test now.

The HealthyGaming Money-back Guarantee is a refund clause available to users who have purchased and completed the Digital Treatment Program, yet show no signs of positive impact or improved health & well-being upon completion of the program.

This Money-back Guarantee have been implemented to ensure that each individual can get the help they both need and deserve.