Carousel

Sponsored Links
SEARCH THIS SITE
JBSOLIS is a site for overseas Filipino workers, health and insurances, OWWA, PAG-IBIG, bank and cash loans, foreclosed properties, small house designs, local and overseas job listings.
Advertisement

Sunday, July 22, 2018

'Digital Gamers' at Risk of Developing 'Gaming Disorder'

This article is filed under: Health Current Events, Health, Article About Health, Health Issues, Health Problems

Are you the type of person who "unwinds" by playing video games? Is digital gaming your stress reliever? If yes, then you must be aware of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) warning before your stress reliever becomes your source of stress.
Advertisement

Are you the type of person who "unwinds" by playing video games? Is digital gaming your stress reliever? If yes, then you must be aware of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) warning before your stress reliever becomes your source of stress.  Advertisement       Sponsored Links    The WHO recently warned "digital gamers" or "video gamers" against developing "gaming disorder".     "Gaming disorder is defined as a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences," it stated.    The international health group noted that "gamers" should be concerned if they have behaviors that lead to the exclusion of other daily activities. They should also be vigilant over any changes in their physical or psychological health and social functioning.        Signs and symptoms    But when can we say that it is already too much?    Here are the signs and symptoms of gaming disorder:  When the behavior is dominating the whole life of a person. The behavior pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Such behavior pattern would normally have been evident for at least 12 months. The diagnosis of gaming disorder, on the other hand, can only be made by a health professional specifically trained in making such assessment, the WHO noted.    Can gaming cause other health problems?

Sponsored Links

The WHO recently warned "digital gamers" or "video gamers" against developing "gaming disorder". 

"Gaming disorder is defined as a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences," it stated.

The international health group noted that "gamers" should be concerned if they have behaviors that lead to the exclusion of other daily activities. They should also be vigilant over any changes in their physical or psychological health and social functioning.


Signs and symptoms

But when can we say that it is already too much?

Here are the signs and symptoms of gaming disorder:
  • When the behavior is dominating the whole life of a person.
  • The behavior pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
  • Such behavior pattern would normally have been evident for at least 12 months.
The diagnosis of gaming disorder, on the other hand, can only be made by a health professional specifically trained in making such assessment, the WHO noted.

Can gaming cause other health problems? Find out here:


This article is filed under: Health Current Events, Health, Article About Health, Health Issues, Health Problems

Read more:

Health insurance is a thing often neglected by OFW families. Due to other expenses such as rents, payment of a mortgage, loans, monthly bills, tuition fees, etc., they usually do not put health insurance in their spending priority not realizing the importance of having one. Advertisement        Sponsored Links      OFW Family Club Medical Access Card Basic is a membership structured service that provides Card-holders access to fix and lower rates on Doctor’s professional fees for;  • Consultation / Checkup  • Doctor’s visits during confinement  • In-Patient and Out-Patient procedures for minor and major operations  Medical access to Fix and lower rates from;  • 15,000++ accredited Doctors (Physicians, Specialists, and Surgeons) in 300 accredited secondary and tertiary hospitals nationwide - Including the 6 major hospitals  • Other healthcare providers - Up to 35% less from standard rates on Laboratory and Diagnostics, Dermatology, Dental and Physical Therapy  Powered by www.iconnexsolutions.com Healthcare service provided by COCOLIFE HEALTHCARE   *Check out “Photos” to view accredited Hospitals in your area   Other features:  • No age limit  • Unlimited use for one (1) year  • Coverage of pre-existing conditions (Cancer, Diabetes, High-blood, etc.)  • Coverage of Maternity cases (Normal and Cesarean delivery)  • Online payment on memberships and Availments  • Mobile payments on availments (GCash) (others coming soon)  Value of the OFW Family Club Medical Access Card rate on Doctors Professional Fee? Patient’s medical bill breakdown on a medical procedure is generally divided into two sections; doctor’s Professional fees and hospital bill. In most cases, the patient’s total medical bill is 70% for doctors’ Professional fee and 30% of the Hospital bill.  Sample breakdown:  Check-up / Consultation: 100% Doctors Fee on total medical bill  * Check-up / Consultation fee of Doctor’s expertise  * Interpretation of medical tests   Cases with medical procedures:  (Surgery / Operation for In-patient or Out-patient procedures) Ex. Maternity Case; Doctor’s professional fee (60% - 70%) on total medical bill * OB-GYN (Maternal surgery)  * Anesthesiologist (Support for maternal surgery)  * Pediatrician (Medical management on  infants)  Hospital bill (30% - 40%) on a total medical bill  * Room and Board  * Use of operating room and recovery room  * Hospital equipment rental * Consumables and Pharmacy (alcohol, gauzes, medicine, etc.…)  Cardholder’s privilege on Lower Doctors’ professional fee rates reduces the total medical bill, thus, providing members of the OFW Family Club Medical Access Card savings on their healthcare.                How to use the Medical-Access card  In three easy steps…  Step 1: CONTACT US Thru Call / Text / Email  Contact OFW Family Club Medical Access card Customer Support Hotlines / contact details indicated on the back of the card and advise our iOfficer of your required medical availment. iOfficers will assist you with ;  • Accredited hospitals in your location • Refer an accredited Doctor from the chosen hospital • Facilitate your Doctor’s appointment • Facilitate the accredited Doctor/s and schedule for In-Patient and Out-Patient operation procedures • Facilitate the accredited doctor/s required during In-Patient /Confinement availments   Step 2:  PAY  iOfficer will advise the cardholder on the rate of the required availment and request to pay the amount to any of our payment gateways/payment centers convenient to the cardholder prior to availment.   Payment gateways:  G-Cash, ECPay (7-Eleven)  On-line payments thru Paypal  Bank deposit; BDO / BPI / PNB /   Step 3:  AVAIL OF YOUR MEDICAL NEED  For Check-up / Consultation and Out-Patient availments • Acquire your Letter of Authorization (LOA) as instructed by our iOfficer and present it to your physician or upon admission  For In-Patient • No need to acquire your LOA, LOA will be submitted directly to the hospital upon admission or within 24 hours of confinement                Read More:  MOU For The Protection Of OFW; $400 Salary Agreed Between KW And PH Government   Top Search Engines In The Philippines For Finding Jobs Abroad    5 Signs A Person Is Going To Be Poor And 5 Signs You Are Going To Be Rich    Tips On How To Handle Money For OFWs And Their Families    How Much Can Filipinos Earn 1-10 Years After Finishing College?   Former Executive Secretary Worked As a Domestic Worker In Hong Kong Due To Inadequate Salary In PH    Beware Of  Fake Online Registration System Which Collects $10 From OFWs— POEA     Is It True, Duterte Might Expand Overseas Workers Deployment Ban To Countries With Many Cases of Abuse?  Do You Agree With The Proposed Filipino Deployment Ban To Abusive Host Countries?
©2018 THOUGHTSKOTO