MVP Health Care Rehab and Video Game Addiction Coverage

Video game addiction is on the rise, perhaps unsurprisingly so given the meteoric jump in popularity of video gaming. More than one billion people played computer-based games in 2012, and with more and more games being released that feature celebrities, sports stars, and popular role-playing motifs, the industry shows no sign of slowing down. It can be both relaxing and exciting to focus solely on manipulating characters in a virtual world, and for most people this innocent hobby is just a way to pass time and have a little fun, not unlike watching a movie or reading a book, but for some people, this frivolous bit of fun has morphed into something much darker. For those at the mercy of compulsive behaviors, treatment provided by MVP Health Care video game addiction coverage may be the only way to regain control over their lives.

Signs and Symptoms of Video Game Addiction

There are many signs and symptoms associated with video game addiction, frequently broken down into these three categories:

Behavioral

  • Forgoing eat and sleep in favor of playing
  • Obsessively talking about or otherwise reliving past gaming experiences
  • Decreased performance at school or work
  • Borrowing or stealing in order to buy more games, gaming paraphernalia, or gaming equipment
  • Binge playing, or playing for many hours on end
  • Lying about or hiding amount of time spent playing

Psychological

  • Loss of interest in work, school, or relationships
  • Feeling anger when prevented from playing or depression or anxiety when unable to play
  • Losing time while playing
  • Inability to stop playing even if there's a desire to
  • Fantasizing about playing

Physical

  • Neck and back strain
  • Eye pain
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or hand/wrist pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Difficulty sleeping/insomnia
  • Poor nutrition

Video Game Addiction Treatment

Researching your MVP Health Care video game addiction coverage before seeking treatment will allow you to understand what types of treatment and facilities will be covered and what you'll have to pay out of pocket. Inpatient rehab centers offer more supervision and decreased exposure to temptation but they also cost more; outpatient care allows for more flexibility but everyday distractions can be difficult to manage. Your MVP addiction coverage will introduce you to addiction specialists who will work with you to determine the best course of care for your needs, so you can get well soon.

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