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What The Tech: Fortnite addiction

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(–DARRELL–)IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THE WORLD ENDED SUNDAY FOR MILLIONS OF VIDEO GAMERS, BUT IT STARTED UP AGAIN TODAY IN THE WORLD OF FORTNITE THE VIDEO GAME IS A PHENOMENON BUT WHILE IT'S A HUGE SUCCESS FOR THE GAME MAKER IT'S CAUSING HUGE PROBLEMS FOR SOME FAMILIES JAMEY TUCKER TALKS WITH A FAMILY COUNSELOR ABOUT WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GAME 'FORTNITE'Jamey Tucker, Reporting(nat sound of someone playing the game)I know, you're probably sick of hearing about Fortnite

Especially if you have a child that likesplaying it Some Fortnite players will be at it for hours at a time It's an obsession, andaccording to some mental health expertsas addicting as cocaine"you're not putting additives in your body, but it's doing something to the brain"Licensed counselor Shervetta Porter tells me she's worked with families dealing with videogaming disorder which is now recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization "It's like any other addiction, the serotonin and dopamine in our brains sends out thoserewarding signals in the body that says 'yes Ia having a good time'While some may be able to play games for a while and then go back to real life, some strugglewith it They get angry when they have to stop, they're moody, withdraw from their friends and itaffects school or work

Porter says if you spot these warning signs, at some point: they may need professional help"Most of the time when we're dealing with these issues in a session, the person usually hassome other underlying issues such as anxiety, depression, they may be bullied at school Theymay feel like an outcast The gaming is a fantasy world where they can be any person they wantto be"Porter encourages parents who believe Fortnite or gaming is causing serious problems withtheir children, to contact a professional counselor

3 That's What the Tech? I'm Jamey Tucker(–DARRELL–)FORTNITE IS A FREE GAME, BUT PLAYERS OFTEN SPEND MONEY ON EXTRA FEATURES IT CAN BE PLAYED ON GAMING SYSTEMS SUCH AS XBOX, AND ALSO

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