1.) Interpersonal problems- partners leaving, missed parties, absenteeism at major family gatherings
2.) Neglect of personal hygiene to sustain level or 'party'
3.) Spending over one hour per day at play
4.) In severe scenarios, spending 4-40 hours straight at play
5.) Missing school or work to play
6.) Professional sanctions because of play
7.) Spending more money on game than other significant needs such as food, hygiene, medicine, or childcare
8.) Emotional distress based on illusion that FF Syndrome's characters and losses are real life
If you suspect that you or someone you care about has FF Syndrome, there is help. Sufferers of FF Syndrome should save the money he or she was going to get on the faster mother board and graphics. He or she should then shower, brush teeth, put on clean clothing (run laundry first if needed), and call and apologize to family/significant other/friends. Next, call the mental health service number on the back of his or her HMO card if applicable. If not, get in touch with your local FIAA and ask for Mental Health Medicaid. Gaming is a treatable addiction, do not be afraid to get help.