Hi I know this might sound like a sub-par thing for an addiction but I feel I truly have a video game addiction. I have played games for years off and on and only a few times in my life have I ever truly broke this particular addiction. I almost get a sense of withdrawal when I don't get to play games and I keep thinking about how bad I want to go play the games I play. I am having trouble with homework and video games are always something I've done to relieve stress but now the games themselves are taking up so much of my life that they are becoming part of the problem.
I know the feeling. I am a hardcore gamer since I introduce with it, and since then I can't wait for the school dismissal so I can play. There is time that my parents use to get me from the shop I've been spending 12hours without eating. I almost keep my allowance to pay for my rentals and even go stealing my parent's purse.
Now that I learned what video games consume me. I started to minimize and have a little time on playing now especially I have my own family.
Learn from the mistake and don't let them eat your life. I may never end up in consulting psychiatrist. But if things are worse in your end you should start calling for help of an expert. Good luck