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Forums / Anxiety / Video Game Collecting Addiction

Topic: Video Game Collecting Addiction

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  1. x_BLUE_MOON_x
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    24 October 2021
    I have a video game collecting addiction.


    I spend most of my money on video games, even if i owe money to my parents.


    I have spent $1000's on video games, and most the time I don't even play video games.


    The worst part of this is that i'm totally obsessed with the condition of my video games that's including the paper inserts, case and the disc.
    Recently the paper inserts of my video games, got a little bit ruined by moisture, and now some
    of them have wrinkly artwork which very makes me obsessed, anxious and depressed.


    A few years ago, I threw out all my video games, because I thought they were contaminated with germs. And then after that I started re-buying them again.


    This is a problem I have been having for a few years.
    And what makes this problem worse, is that I have no friends, I'm lonely, I have anxiety and depression , OCD, ADHD , very low self esteem, and no life really.


    Please any positive feedback would help, thanks.
  2. geoff
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    24 October 2021 in reply to x_BLUE_MOON_x

    Hello Blue_Moon, although I'm not a qualified doctor, what you have told us indicates that you display signs of having obsessions/compulsions present in OCD and yes, I've heard this happen to other people who had possessions they had collected, but somehow became damaged and needed to start a new collection that was brand new.

    I can understand what you've said as I too have OCD and know that if I had something I was using that I was fixated on, I had to have a brand new one that I wouldn't use.

    Can I ask whether or not you've contacted your doctor because professional help is available to help you with this illness.

    Geoff.

  3. x_BLUE_MOON_x
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    26 October 2021 in reply to geoff
    Hello Geoff,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I contacted my doctor a few years ago, and got professional help. They gave me medication and that helped,
    and I saw a few psychiatrists which didn't help.
  4. geoff
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    26 October 2021 in reply to x_BLUE_MOON_x

    Hello _Blue_Moon, are you able to go back and visit your doctor and ask if you could be referred to a psychologist using the 'mental health plan', this allows Medicare to pay for 10 sessions per year and I've been counselled by psychiatrists but much prefer talking with a psychologist, others may differ and that's their choice.

    The doctor may want you to start taking medication again and if by any chance it's a new doctor explain what's happened before and the situation now.

    Geoff.

  5. Justin95
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    26 October 2021 in reply to x_BLUE_MOON_x

    Hi there. I used to have a similar problem except mine was not video games, mine was blu ray discs. I’ve spent like a thousand dollars on them. It took some time for me to stop collecting because collecting blu rays became my hobby. When you say your video games were contaminated, I think that’s an OCD problem. The first step is to find a psychologist that specialises in addiction.

    kind thoughts

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