• Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters on video game addiction
  • His personal struggle, turning to games for help, and realizing how he could improve his life without them
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder in the “Conditions for Further Study” Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5th Edition (DSM5): LINK
  • ^ basically, how a group of psychiatrists wants to define what we are always calling “gaming addiction”
  • What your first step should be if you think you might be addicted to games
  • Why it is so important to understand why you play the games that you do and the way you do
  • The level of stimulation that games provide
  • How games fulfill basic human needs

 

  • The WHO classification of “gaming disorder”
  • How pictures of kids playing video games could have huge consequences

 

Links

  • +7 Intelligence Discord Server
    • Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners

 

  • Mack Weldon
    • Use promo code <PLUS7> at checkout for 20% off your first order

 

 

  • Game Quitters
  • Game Quitters podcast
  • Game Quitters Youtube
  • Cam Adair on Twitter
  • Reddit community: r/stopgaming

 

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About +7 Intelligence

 

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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