EXPERTS GHANA Sex, screen addiction a threat to mental health – Psychiatrist 3 months ago Szarlot Post Views: 123 A Consultant Psychiatrist with the Ho Teaching Hospital in the Volta Region, Dr Eugene Dordoye, has indicated that an increase in screen and sex addiction threatens the mental health of Ghanaians. He outlined betting, computer, and social media addiction as forms of screen addiction that are on the increase among the populace and must be addressed. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a mental health advocacy workshop organized by MindFreedom Ghana. “The most common forms of screen addiction now is social media addiction and gambling or betting. That is also another challenge and another form of screen addiction because people use money hoping to win. People even think they are working when they are betting. They forget that the name of it is adult games. So betting is a game and not a way to make money, not an investment”, – he said. Dr Dordoye also outlined the increased interest of the youth in Forex trade, which is gradually becoming an addiction with participating individuals hoping to make returns on the money they inject into any of the trading platforms. “All these are gambling, but young people are into it thinking they will make money out of it. Unfortunately, it is one of the avenues we are wasting the brawn and brain potential of our young people”, – he stressed. Dr. Eugene Dordoye He advocated for intensified public awareness of the consequences of this addiction to curb screen addiction, while conscious efforts should be made to treat and rehabilitate those already suffering the conditions. “These things are known, the challenge is the political will and the financial muscle to put these thoughts and ideas into action, that is where our biggest challenge has been”, – he lamented. He also indicated that drug addiction, which includes alcohol and substance abuse, health workers, and sickle cell patients abusing prescription drugs are on the rise, describing it as a worrying incident to public health. Source: myjoyonline.com About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: addiction, Forex, gambling, Ghana Continue Reading Previous Scan to Pay launches new voucher solution for consumersNext Uganda: 70-year-old woman gives birth to twins More Stories EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Comtrade gaming rolls out central monitoring system in Uganda 13 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Betting Board Launches Renewed Campaign On Illegal Gambling Dens 13 hours ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Sports betting operators support communities affected by dam spillage 13 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Joining us as a speaker at AGE Lagos is Olajide Boladuro 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS Booming Games Enters African Market Via BetFounders Partnership 5 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Changes and Challenges in Nigeria’s Gambling Industry 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Zu Tohtayeva will be joining us as a speaker at AGE LAGOS 2024 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA GRA’s 10% tax on games of chance: A double-edged sword? 6 days ago Szarlot ETHIOPIA EXPERTS Ethiopia’s $250 Million Bet on Bitcoin Mining and AI 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA When Gbajabiamila was honoured in UK for transforming lottery to entertainment in Nigeria 7 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africa lined up to host SiGMA Africa 2024 expo 7 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS Objectives of Marketing a sports betting company 1 week ago Tools Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.