Amount of Time Spent Playing

How much time do you have to spend in front of a screen in order to have an addiction?

This is the question most frequently asked by friends and family who are concerned about excessive use. Certain studies* have shown that the time spent in front of a screen is not a reliable diagnostic criteria for excessive use or addiction. The concept of time should therefore be interpreted with caution; it is more useful to consider a range of indicators such as loss of control and negative consequences.

Excessive video game or Internet use is most often transient and becomes chronic in only a minority of people.

bandeau bottom CJE - Centre du jeu excessif UNIGE - Université de Genève IMSP - Institut de Médecine Sociale et Préventive CHUV - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

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