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Identifying Warning Signs of a Gaming Disorder (w/ Guest Morgan Seymour of Open Sky)

Episode Summary

On this episode of the Podcast, Josh Ochs chat with Morgan Seymour, LCSW, of Open Sky Wilderness Therapy about identifying warning signs of a gaming disorder and what to do if you think your child is addicted. "When there is a disconnect in your family, there is always a way to reconnect," says Seymour.

Episode Notes

Read The Negative Effects of Video Games (Parent Guide) on the Blog: 

Learn more about Open Sky Wilderness Therapy: 

Gaming disorder is considered a mental health condition

What are gaming disorder warning signs?

According to World Health Organization, there are 3 signs that someone might be struggling with gaming disorder:

What are some red flags parents need to look out for?

According to Dr. Mike Bishop, tech addiction expert, these red flags indicate that your child is struggling with screen time and gaming:

What can parents do?

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