According to the Illustrious College of Psychologists of Madrid, any abuse or excessive use of technology is harmful to the social development of the consumer, and responsible use is recommended, regulating the time of consumption. In the case of video games, they should be categorised so as not to expose the user to problems of anxiety, depression or aggression caused by them. The social range most affected by these symptoms would be pre-adolescents and adolescents.
Excessive use of video games can lead to various disorders. One of the best known is compulsive gambling, an addictive disorder characterised by a pathological need to play persistently, losing control of time, which directly affects the family and work environment in a negative way. In the case of online content video games can also have a negative impact on the user's finances, as in order to progress more quickly through the content, packages are purchased outside of the offline content to benefit the user over others connected online.
It is recommended that users diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) avoid abusing video games due to the vulnerability produced by the pattern of the disorder. For example, a person suffering from hyperactivity should not play video games at night as it may disrupt their sleep cycle.
However, it never hurts to consult an expert whenever a premature case of gaming addiction is detected.