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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Information that may be relevant to PTU

  • Social media platforms may be contributing to decrease in other aspects of life such as sleep and interests ADLs
  • Anxiety for checking social media too often in fear of missing out/ if there is positive or negative comments associated with your profile
  • Depression, Self- Esteem, increase negative thoughts of self worth based on comparison and unrealistic expectations of self and life.
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This example is particularly relevant to the youth population that I work with. Many clients have expressed a fear of missing out when they are not near their phones or unable to check in with their friends due to issues with their devices. I have also come across clients that have poor self esteem and report finding themselves lost in social media applications like instagram often.

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