PUBG addiction

Sheikh Maqbool

There is consistent evidence in video game research that video game play can lead to changes, in terms of physiological, psychological and in terms of cognitive developments. The amount of time that young people are spending playing PUBG video game is steadily increasing and this finding is evident internationally.
On ground level findings that our State is engulfed by the addiction of this game. Almost 30% of boys (compared with 12% of girls) were reported as spending one or more hours daily playing these games. With the recent wave of PUBG in the State indicating that children aged 8 to 11 years play on average 12 hours a week and 12 to 14-year-old play 15 hours per week, the role of PUBG video game addiction is ever-increasing in the world of young people.
Research indicates that violent video games adversely affects the cognitive development of an individual. In particular PUBG, the content, graphics & music of this game stimulates the Dopamine hormone and it works like physical drug and player becomes more addictive day by day and likes to lie in the environment of PUBG Game forever.
PUBG video game playing can be associated with risk behavior in late adolescence and young adulthood (18 to 26 years). Those who are playing these types of video games, report higher levels of drug use, alcohol drinking, and poorer relationships with friends and family.
These types of video games may be a risk factor for adulthood, at a time when people form personal identities. Without much thinking, I could figure out that there are sure to be one or other kind of problems in life if you keep playing PUBG for too long as discussed :
Arrogant Nature: Just like every other video game, PUBG has been termed as a violent game by many people. And because of this, the Chinese Government has banned the game in their country. Psychological studies say: excessive violence can trigger aggressive emotions, thoughts and behavior in the player and this will ultimately make him a less humane.
Towards drugs addiction: -Online game addiction has been linked with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, hypersomnia and even substance abuse because of the compulsive disorder. Addiction to such games can trigger the want of drugs and ultimately lead to the deterioration of health.
Eyesight – It is known to all that constant staring to a screen for hours is not good for eyes. Playing the online game or PUBG continuously for hours can lead to migraines and headaches.
Bad Mental Health: In 2018, WHO concluded video gaming addiction as a mental disorder.
Video games are known to be the reason for depression in many people. And people who are addicted to playing PUBG might get easily stressed out or face anxiety issues in public due to less social interaction.
Bad academics score: One of the most serious side-effects of playing excessive video games is the bad academics score. In the case of PUBG, the gaming sessions tend to last longer, which affect the academic score of students.
Spondylitis – As per a recent study by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, USA, it has been revealed that young population may face higher chances of experiencing cervical spondylitis. It is caused with wrong postures which student exhibits while playing PUBG like games.
Fatigue – Addiction to online games makes people sacrifice their sleep which leads to fatigue, dizziness and drowsiness.
Personal Hygiene – Constantly playing online games also causes poor personal hygiene as people stop paying attention towards themselves like cleaning, washing, cutting nails and much more.
Playing too much PUBG can make you miss out so many things and can even mess up your life. So, protect your Cognition and use your time for good things.