Study reveals, gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boys

Playing video games may not necessarily impair children’s social skills, and a new study suggests that any behavioural effect that frequent gaming might have may occur only in pre-teen girls

Study reveals, gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boysThe rising popularity of video games in recent years has raised questions among parents, doctors and educators about the potential for gaming to negatively impact children’s psychological and social development, researchers note in Child Development. But much of this research has focused on kids who spend too much time gaming or favour violent games. For […]

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts

A support group for children of addicts which has recently been started in Thane and Pune has become a helping hand for around 100 children of drug, alcohol and Internet addicts

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts‘Ankur,’ a first of its kind support group has been started at Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune. In Thane, the group is carrying out its activities under the guidance of Dr Anand Nadkarni. Mukta Puntambekar, the director of Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre said, “Over the years, we observed that families of people suffering from addiction have […]

Pune youth falls prey to PUBG, loses entire academic year due to addiction

A youngster from Pune, became so addicted to the game that he lost out on his studies. His parents noticed his signs of addiction and promptly took him to a psychiatrist

Pune youth falls prey to PUBG, loses entire academic year due to addictionPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG has quickly gained popularity with teenagers and adults alike. The massive craze behind this game has led to health experts deeming it detrimental for a child’s mental health. Popular battle royale game, PUBG, whose popularity has spread like wildfire in the last year and a half, has been facing flak for […]

Gaming addiction can harm your mental health, know about its risks!

Pathological gamers or addicted gamers are more susceptible to developing anxiety, insomnia, social isolation, and depression

Gaming addiction can harm your mental health, know about its risks!Have we ever considered gaming addition to be a mental health issue? Maybe not, with a hope that this phase will pass, we usually brush it under the carpet. Excessive gaming, like any other activity has its impact. In a shocking recent incident a fitness trainer from Jammu ended up in the hospital after losing […]

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s health

Dr Parul Tank, a consultant psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how excessive gaming can impact your child’s health both positively and negatively and what should a parent do

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s healthHave we ever considered gaming addition as a mental health issue? Maybe not, with a hope that this phase will pass, we usually brush it under the carpet. Excessive gaming, like any other activity, has its impact. Video games started off as a way for kids to pass the time, back in the 50’s, but […]

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, for the first time classified gaming as a mental health disorder ; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine.The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide. It contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, which classifies around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, has for the first time classified gaming as a disorder; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine. It provides a common set of information that allows health professionals to […]

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illness

If you are a hardcore video game player and can't let that controller go away for a moment, then you must know that World Health Organization (WHO) thinks that your actions could make you a patient of mental illness

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illnessThe World Health Organisation (WHO) will include “gaming disorder” in its international list of illnesses to be released early in 2018. Across the globe, e-sports is a growing trend that reached new heights of fandom in the last few years. Several thousand hardcore gamers throng events every year to participate in huge conglomerations of people […]