• 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



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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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