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The relationship between depression, CSGO and addiction
crazyguy | 
Other The_Merchant_of_Venice 
I was talking to someone with a masters degree in biological chemistry and the topic of addiction came up in various instances, I was quite startled by something that I think more people ought to know far more about. The relationship between depression and addiction. Allow me to explain reed.edu/biology/courses/BIO342/2012_syl.. I think more people should understand that when you do a drug like cocaine you are literally blocking the dopamine in your brain so that dopamine stays around and pushes the brains prompts for happiness to the point of euphoria, what is most important about this is that eventually a support molecule will come in and sweep away all the dopamine so more dopamine must be produced, in this instance no dopamine is allowed to re-emerge to stimulate happiness again, so the person is chronically unhappy. When you play a video game you are addicted to it stimulates you so much that you have used up your supply of dopamine, you are unable to feel happy and your brain will tell you to go back to playing the game for more dopamine. This is especially relevant in CSGO where players are often so addicted to the game and the reward of a kill or the sounds it makes that they play constantly or cheat to win. CSGO is also full of ragers who are very psychologically dependent on the game. I hope everyone on HLTV remembers that ragers, cheaters, and people who play games for several hours a day have issues and they need to resolve them if they want to function normally and be happy.
2019-10-18 01:39
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#1
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United States MIBRISOVERALTT 
Wait you’re telling me if you do something to the point that you stop doing other more important tasks it’s an addiction? Holy shit
2019-10-18 01:44
That is never mentioned in the paragraph you sarcastic fuckwit
2019-10-18 01:46
#6
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Poland LiquidWater 
i play csgo few hours per day but i don't need help, don't have issues and i funcion normally. wtf why u write last 3 lines man that is not nice.
2019-10-18 01:52
Functioning like everyone else is not functioning normaly, good mental health is the key to success in life try uninstalling the game for a week then a month see how ok you are. If you are doing ok than why not do amazing? if it works for im glad for you nice to see you can stave off addiction if true
2019-10-18 01:54
Anecdotal evidence is no argument.
2019-10-18 02:08
#7
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United States MIBRISOVERALTT 
Sorry thought that was the premise of your argument because I’m not reading that
2019-10-18 01:52
Yes you can't read
2019-10-18 01:52
I wouldn’t be able to reply to your comments then you mentally deficient human being
2019-10-18 01:53
You cannot read works of lengthy composition
2019-10-18 01:54
Sadly unlike you I don’t have the patience to read a lengthy paragraph on “Why people shouldn’t play video games”.
2019-10-18 01:56
You have the time to be an idiot and assume you know what the paragraph is about when you haven't even fucking read it
2019-10-18 01:57
time to be idiot < reading a paragraph and now I have to leave because I don’t have 2 hours to argue on HLTV
2019-10-18 01:58
It has been 15 minutes btw there are timestamps below your posts
2019-10-18 02:00
+21
2019-10-18 01:46
+22
2019-10-18 01:50
#5
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Russia cuba_libre10 
+1 hltv full of depressed betas
2019-10-18 01:52
You are on hltv as am I you think this doesn't apply to you?
2019-10-18 01:53
#11
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Russia cuba_libre10 
I dont play games because my gpu is broken, literally using the onboard vga graphical unit so I can atleast use hltv/watch streams in 5fps lol
2019-10-18 01:54
Good for you but wouldn't you be playing games if it wasn't broken?
2019-10-18 01:55
#16
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Russia cuba_libre10 
the point is that im not addicted unlike all of these hltv betas =D
2019-10-18 01:55
If you think about doing something even when it is unavailable you are by definition addicted
2019-10-18 01:56
#20
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Russia cuba_libre10 
okay and your point is? thats like me saying cheese is a dairy product in this conversation
2019-10-18 01:57
How so, what you have described is a symptom of addiction
2019-10-18 01:58
#23
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Russia cuba_libre10 
where did I explicitly describe thinking of playing games?
2019-10-18 01:58
You noticeably said I do not play games yet you constantly watch them, how did you start watching CSGO is you had never played and how would you stop thinking about CSGO if your mind constantly curves towards it in other mediums?
2019-10-18 01:59
#28
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Russia cuba_libre10 
I dont play games, yes. I never said I "constantly watch them" so idk why you are lying about that. How is "how I started watching csgo" relevant to anything we've discussed so far? you're literally making things up. Probably projecting your own problems onto me.
2019-10-18 02:01
Cheese is a dairy product
2019-10-18 02:03
#35
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Russia cuba_libre10 
:D <3 turkish yekindar fan
2019-10-18 02:04
wtf I'm not Uyghur
2019-10-18 02:04
#37
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Russia cuba_libre10 
wtf menz. why i see so many turks fan of YEKINDAR
2019-10-18 02:04
A lot of people are impersonating me(((
2019-10-18 02:05
U know he is right u are addicted
2019-10-18 23:51
no when you cant play you watch streams and hltv. not addicted...
2019-10-18 02:01
#14
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United States TrashPanda 
It's not the drugs fault, it's not CS GO's fault for addiction. It's the person(s). You have it twisted for your own confirmation bias.
2019-10-18 01:55
Everyone on the fucking planet has the same biochemistry to a certain degree, dopamine receptors include that learn to read you burgerican fatass then reply
2019-10-18 01:56
why you swearing when someone has conflicting opinions lmao, its a psychological discussion not a biology one, relax vro. Everyone has their own opinions
2019-10-18 02:02
Its just very annoying living in America and constantly being agonized by morons who refuse to use their eyes and fucking read
2019-10-18 02:03
then move out lmao
2019-10-18 02:05
To where? Do I look like I speak deutsch, dutch, french? You want me to move back to the UK, my ancestors left that shithole 5 centuries ago
2019-10-18 02:06
your life your choice, honestly america, china, uk, netherlands, sweden, germany and australia are such good countries. Look at the turkish border, at least you are not at risk of losing yourlife everyday. Just ignore people
2019-10-18 02:13
Yes they are but that doesn't change how awful the people inside of them are
2019-10-18 02:21
people are not awful, no one wants to be hated i think. I don't like a lot of people too, but does not mean they are bad people. Either way your post made a lot of sense. Even though I partly disagree, the points you made are very valid. I have observed this with myself and others too
2019-10-18 02:23
People as I know them in America are to some degree predisposed to incompetence and arrogance, perhaps I am too irritable though you may be right
2019-10-18 02:24
#71
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Russia cuba_libre10 
are you by any chance addicted to negative emotions?
2019-10-19 00:05
That would mean they weren't negative so know
2019-10-19 00:06
#73
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Russia cuba_libre10 
ok I just thought because your ratio of negative words per sentence is quite high
2019-10-19 00:07
Sorry none of my sentences other than this one contain the phrase "negative words"
2019-10-19 00:08
#79
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Russia cuba_libre10 
I'm sorry if you misunderstood me, but with negative, I mean excerpts such as "...how awful the people inside of them are", "Its just very annoying living in..." "...back to the UK, my ancestors left that shithole...".
2019-10-19 00:10
#55
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United States TrashPanda 
I haven't talked to anyone with a masters degree in Biochemistry, as if that matters for any relevance what so ever. But it seems to me like you have some type of chemical imbalance with how much you hate people. Instead of giving addiction advice like this is some type of fucking AA for CS, go make some friends. Jesus. What a dick.
2019-10-18 16:18
I'm sorry are you saying that having 2 master degrees and a bachelors in sciences is not relevant? It seems like you have some chemical imbalance in your brain where you are incapable of basic logic or judgement with how much you fail to use your eyes and reasoning skills (if you ever had any). Instead of calling me a "dick" like a two year old go make some friends.
2019-10-18 19:02
#57
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United States TrashPanda 
"you burgerican fatass" It's not relevant that you "talked to someone with a degree" lol. YOU insulted me lmfao. And you're literally toxic, there's something wrong with you dude. Giving advice for people to be better, yet you're the one that seems to need help.
2019-10-18 19:56
Sick bait you cannot actually be this dumb
2019-10-18 22:24
#59
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United States TrashPanda 
/facepalm
2019-10-18 23:43
Ok you are actually this dumb, by the way calling someone toxic is a figuartive statement and you are saying its literal, the fact that the information came from someone who has studied neuroscience, biochemistry and other fields for over 9 years gives it its verity. its not advice necessarily its just fascinating science about drugs and psychology, it is not advice its facts, the behavior of csgo players when reviewed is indicative of addiction, it was information I received in a conversation where advice was given. Your opinion about my mental health is irrelevant when you un-ironically cannot speak English
2019-10-19 00:01
#69
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United States TrashPanda 
TLDR. /Clap
2019-10-19 00:05
I think its time you put on some diapers and go back to reddit m8
2019-10-19 00:05
#76
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United States TrashPanda 
The_Merchant_of_Toxicity
2019-10-19 00:09
Sorry is reading more than a paragraph hard for you?
2019-10-19 00:09
#103
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United States TrashPanda 
"Everyone on the fucking planet has the same biochemistry to a certain degree." You are so ignorant to believe everyone can be defined into this. You are literally LOST. I have been in AA for the last 12 years of my life and and an addict. You have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. You are so lost as a person and it's sad. I really hope you actually seek help, seriously.
2019-10-19 05:53
Believe it or not almost everyone on the planet has the same dopamine receptors and dendrites that deliver dopamine and other things, has the same method of firing a neuron. You are obviously baiting, because if you are in AA and calling me lost when I am just talking about cool science and you are struggling through being a pathetic alcoholic sorry buddy but I don't think I need help, I'll be sure to talk to you again after I get back from a two hour math session at a local university :D
2019-10-19 18:03
Ty for advice
2019-10-18 02:01
np glad you appreciated it, it was really just advice for me originally so I am glad to share
2019-10-18 02:03
ok
2019-10-18 02:04
#42
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Germany MackyGee 
I now that im addicted but how can i get rid of it?
2019-10-18 02:11
Open steam and uninstall don't touch steam or youtube or twttch for one week keep rewarding yourself for abstaining every week after that
2019-10-18 02:24
#49
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Germany MackyGee 
What am I supposed to do in my Freetime then?
2019-10-18 02:26
Go out and socialize, do your homework, et cetera whatever you can do to avoid impulsive behavior
2019-10-18 02:28
#52
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Germany MackyGee 
But if I wont play cs I will just watch anime all day long.
2019-10-18 02:42
Ultimately is up to you to resist the urges
2019-10-18 03:01
#51
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World Beard43 
Abstinence is the only way. In my experience most addicts achieve a relatively normal hedonic set-point after 4-8 weeks of abstinence. People who stop an activity or substance who don't otherwise have issues with addiction can recover faster than that. If you stop something you're addicted to for a week, you may feel many times worse than when you were doing it. After several weeks you should begin to return to 'normal' although it can take much, much longer for a full recovery depending on the severity of addiction. The 'ways to get rid of addiction' are all based, initially, around dealing with the effects of cessation, be it acute withdrawal or anhedonia/craving. Once that obstacle has been negotiated, and even during, they are based around building healthy habits and increasing enjoyment of life without the use of addictive substances or behaviours.
2019-10-18 02:38
#48
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Korea ARBOGA 
anime saved my life <3
2019-10-18 02:26
If your life is saved by television you never had it in the first place
2019-10-18 23:57
I used to take Counter Strike so dam seriously, Lvl 7 Faceit and I think I spent about 6-8 hours a day on it (weekends cuz im student). Realized my addiction when I realized how my social life was collapsing. So I called it quits and realized I ain't going pro, so what's the point? The best way to have fun on CS is to play with friends and fuck around. Play 1v1's 2v2's, Truck Wars or other minigames, Hide N Seek, all that fun stuff.
2019-10-18 02:43
my boi +1
2019-10-19 00:36
#60
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Netherlands Sky3rr 
I play 12 hours a day and I'm not addicted
2019-10-18 23:45
Drugs and cs go are totally safe don't listen to this cuck
2019-10-18 23:54
Yes living in Kyrgyzstan your mental health doesn't matter anyways since your life probably sucks inherently so what does a little more rain mean when it already pours
2019-10-19 00:07
:DDDD Fucking faggot u don't even have flag. It's look like u have so many mental problems that u write the whole paragraph for this shit. Get a life kid.
2019-10-19 00:09
mate I got all this info from socializing with a scientist did you even read the post ahahaha
2019-10-19 00:10
Signed up 2019 +4000 comments. Get a life kid. Also socializing with scientists axaaxaxaxaxaaxaxaxa thanks for laugh.
2019-10-19 00:12
He was a chemist at an industrial company with two masters degrees and 9 years in college and a bachelors in sciences but his wife works at my school so now he is our Chemistry teacher for honors chemistry, I have 4000 plus comments because I am a transfer student and during my summer classes to complete course credits I would use HLTV and make about 50 + replies a day.
2019-10-19 00:52
Stick to him. He is probably the next Walter white. U will be drug lord.
2019-10-19 01:02
ok dude you just said basic common sense anything new?
2019-10-18 23:59
#68
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
+1, how is this news?
2019-10-19 00:04
Common sense is unommon and it is just me espousing something interesting Iheard about, the science of addiction is very cool to me
2019-10-19 00:07
i see, are u personally addicted to something? i tried a lot of stuff when i was young but never got addicted, some people smoke a cigarette and they can't stop, some people go mad if they don't drink coffee lol, of course there are some serious cases with heavy drugs which shouldn't be underestimated but most people really do lack will power or any mental strength, it's kinda sad.
2019-10-19 00:18
personally addicted perhaps to HLTV but I have never had adverse consequences from HLTV and it facilitated social interaction for me when I was moving schools and was slowly making friends, ive asked nomad to delete my account because I dont want it to interfere in my schoolwork tho
2019-10-19 00:50
And know the science of addiction is interesting not because I have an addiction but becuase it is fascinating in the relationship between psychology and chemistry and biology all at the same time
2019-10-19 01:23
#67
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Albania Fleeperi 
+1
2019-10-18 23:59
No? What if i want to be addicted to this game
2019-10-19 00:17
i know it's bait but when you're addicted u don't have decisional power
2019-10-19 00:26
it is not a bait I want to be addicted to CSGO it feels like i enjoy it more than IRL if i choose to play it every day for a lot of hours then i do have decisional power
2019-10-19 00:28
no you just trick yourself into thinking u have it. dont play or watch it for a week and see what happens
2019-10-19 00:30
I dont want to not play it or watch it for a week, thats the point I ENJOY the addiction
2019-10-19 00:30
at least you know you're addicted
2019-10-19 00:31
Im not though, it was purely suggestive
2019-10-19 00:36
#86
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
nt CommunismBestest
2019-10-19 00:29
Who is that moron?
2019-10-19 00:53
I don't think it's fair to compare csgo and dopamine/all those drugs which effects weigh far heavier than raging etc2.
2019-10-19 00:33
#91
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
baited by CommunismBestest
2019-10-19 00:35
meh I enjoy his ramblings sometimes,, lets see what he has to say hehe
2019-10-19 00:38
Im not communism bestest but what you fail to compensate for is that when you feel happy from drugs or CS your brain undergo's the same chemical reaction a certain number of times, when you take cocaine your brain is unable to move dopamine away from receptors pushing you to euphoria, the euphoria ends and the dopamine is destroyed the dopamine has to be replenished so the person afterwards is unable to feel happy and their brain only tells them to go back to what gave them the Euphoria as nothing else will give them happiness anymore. CSGO is the same, if you overstimulate yourself playing CS your brain will be unable to stimulate happiness or feel happiness the same degree because it gave you so much dopamine, the amount of stimulation you would never find in real life, hence you become a recluse, you stop feeling happy because you cannot
2019-10-19 01:22
4/8 This whole post is some 20 IQ shit but i honestly can't tell if you are baiting or a high school student, so you get some points for that
2019-10-19 00:44
An adult using HLTV big yikers
2019-10-19 00:53
yikers
2019-10-19 06:02
This seems like a classic The_Merchant_of_Venice conspiracy theory
2019-10-19 06:04
They're no conspirators such hence it cannot be a conspiracy
2019-10-19 18:04
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