He reacted with aggression to his attempts to distract him from the game. – However, you must be consistent. If someone is addicted to heroin, the condition for getting out of the addiction is to cut him off the drug. Here, too, there was no other way – explains Mariusz Jędrzejko. In order to alleviate the effects of the withdrawal of the toy, which became the whole life for the boy, the therapist infected him with the passion of playing … ping-pong.
It was about finding a job that on the one hand would be dynamic and on the other let it succeed, because it increases the chances of overcoming addiction.
It turned out that the ping-pong was a hit, because the boy had a flair for it – he admits with a smile and adds that today the teenager uses a computer, but the game has a ruthless barrier. Escape to the virtual Prof. Jędrzejko believes that addiction usually occurs when a person can not achieve success in other fields. – It was similar to this boy. He did not manage at school, so he found a job that made him feel important. The teenager, thanks to his successes, could become a leader for a 40-year-old, and that reinforced his self-esteem. That’s why he spent hours playing, not to be dethroned – he explains. – You certainly will not hear from me that addicts are bad people.
They are victims of public anesthesia.
They did not find support in it, so they were looking for a substitute in games – he argues. But addiction to games concerns not only children.
To the office of prof. Jędrzejki, for example, found an attorney who spent whole days playing RPG games (one or more players play the roles of fictional characters). – He could play until he fell, sometimes spending even 12 hours in front of the computer. He unloaded his frustrations and aggression on his wife. He could not understand that she did not share his passion and did not want to play with him – says the therapist.
To die from losing Doctor Andrzej Augustynek there is no doubt that games are created just to make addiction. – They are more popular, the more their creators have more profits, for example, from subscriptions that buy players, or from the sale of gadgets that enjoy no less popularity – says the psychologist. Filled with aggression and sometimes pornography of the game should include signs that they are not intended for children. – The problem is that many kids do not buy them, but download them from the internet. And then all you need to do is click on the statement that you are 18 or older, and access to even the most brutal games is open to them – he concludes.
Record holders can spend tens of hours in front of the monitor
Record holders can spend tens of hours in front of the monitor – without food, drink or sleep. A few days ago, 18-year-old Tajwańczyk died, who for 40 hours played in the Internet cafe in his favorite action game. A similar fate was met by a 28-year-old resident of South Korea, who died after over 50 hours of the game due to heart failure. A few weeks before he died, he left work to … have even more time to play.
Researchers at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw are studying how cognitive training works, both traditional and computer-based. Can games help fight brain degenerative diseases?
The laboratory most often uses the StarCraft strategic game. As head of GamesLab Aneta Brzezicka said, the players “perform very hard mental work, have to absorb a lot of information, plan a long-term strategy”.
People who do not play games are invited to the tests, or they do it less than six hours a week.