The German Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy said that parents can infer their child's addiction to computer games by noticing some of the symptoms, notably preoccupation with games, even when not playing, preferring to play over other activities, and loss of control over the start and end times of play. .
Another warning sign is to avoid having conversations with others, and conversations are often superficial. The child also feels very nervous and depressed if prevented from playing, with poor concentration and disruption of the rhythm of day and night and sleep disorders.
You should consult your psychiatrist as soon as you notice these symptoms and take some important measures, such as agreeing with the child on specific dates for playing computer games. In addition, the child should be encouraged to practice hobbies as a healthy alternative to computer games.