If you’re spending more time than usual gaming, ask yourself why. Are you feeling sad, irritable, or upset? Is it more comfortable to be by yourself than with other people? If you are gaming because you feel sad or “down” or because it isolates you from your friends or family, it could be a sign that you have depression.
To learn more about depression and how you can get help, click here.
And with over 120 million gamers worldwide, online gaming is popular, too. But for some people, online gaming can become a problem. Here are some things to know:
In this section, you can take a quiz to see if you’re gaming too much. You’ll also
learn how to get help if a friend or parent is spending a lot of time gaming.
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Last Reviewed June 2011 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team
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