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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-150

Reasons for playing online games among females: A case report based evidence


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, SHUT Clinic (Service for Healthy Use of Technology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Sharma
SHUT Clinic (Service for Healthy Use of Technology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_52_19

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The online gaming has not been a well -researched area among females. The female gamers also have a preference for violent games. A 17-year-old female pursuing secondary education, belonging to a single child nuclear family presented with complaints of playing online games, increased expression of anger, decline in academics, and decreased social interaction. The case demonstrated that feeling of achievement, escapism, distraction, and developing social ties were the predominant motives to play games among females. The case also reflected the issues of emotional dyscontrol which were secondary to the nonavailability of opportunity to play. The case implies for enhancing understanding the process issues of gaming behaviors among females, cross-cultural knowledge, as well as for screening and formulating preventive strategies.


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