MedCircle Original Series

Video Game Addiction: Pressing Pause and Preventing Its Onset

1 in 10 kids are estimated to show signs of video game addiction.

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Series Overview

Here’s How Video Gaming Can Become a Disorder 20 Min

Understand how normal gaming can turn into an actual addiction and which demographics are most at risk.

How the “Reward System” of Video Games Make Them Addicting 9 Min

Dr. Joseph explains the science behind video game addiction and what is happening in your brain when you play a video game.

Gaming Doesn’t Start as an Addition...Here Are the Signs It’s Becoming One 13 Min

In this session, learn the signs that could indicate your or a loved one has an unhealthy level of gameplay or a full-blown addiction.

This Simple At-Home Strategy Can Help Prevent Gaming Addiction 6 Min

Does your child have a problem with video games? Dr. Joseph reveals easy and effective at-home strategies you can implement today.

How to Prepare to See a Professional for Gaming Disorder 7 Min

Before seeking out a professional to treat video game addiction, watch this session to learn the variety of professionals available, what questions to ask, and what red flags to look out for.

How to Spot the 9 Clinical Traits of Gaming Disorder 6 Min

Dr. Joseph simply explains the 9 diagnostic criteria of gaming disorder as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

How to Treat Addictive Behavior When It Comes to Video Games 7 Min

Dr. Joseph discusses the treatment options that work when it comes to treating video game addiction.

How to Tell If Your Child is Recovering From Video Game Addiction 5 Min

In this session, Dr. Joseph discusses how parents can track whether or not their child is recovering or has recovered from video game addiction. Understanding these signs helps you manage your child’s success and future.

Fortnite: Why It’s So Addictive & How to Combat it 7 Min

Some say Fortnite is the most successful and most addicting video game ever made. Dr. Joseph explains the science and psychology about this phenomenon.


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About the Series

Video games like Fortnite are more accessible than ever and video game addiction is on the rise. We sat down with Dr. Judith Joseph to discuss everything you need to know about this condition. Dr. Joseph walks through how gaming goes from a hobby to a disorder, how the reward system of video games can be so addictive, and how to spot the warning signs of video game addiction.

This series will not only help those facing video game addiction, but will also go a long way in helping prevent gaming from becoming an addiction in the first place.

Who is this series for?

If you think you videogames may be keeping you from reaching your full potential, then this series is for you.

This series is great for parents who believe their child’s future is in jeopardy because of the amount of time they spend playing video games.

“At first I thought I was overreacting to my son’s constant need to play video games. What you provided me in this series is a way to actually go about getting some healthy solutions in place and I am so thankful I found the series and that the doctor made the information easy to understand.”
Jessica M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • Why video games can become so addictive
  • How to spot the warning signs of gaming addiction
  • Simple at-home strategies to prevent video game addiction
  • How to recover from gaming addiction

“1-3% of kids who play video games actually have a true, severe gaming disorder. Billions of people play video games, so you’re talking about 10s of millions of kids.”

Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, M.D., M.B.A.


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You can get free access to all 9 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.