Our expert says:
If he truly plays this 90 % of the day, that is indeed excessive. And where it is to the detriment of his social relationships, with you and the kids, and his household duties, as well as his work duties, that is indeed highly excessive. I agree with Maria that this sounds like Depression, which would be likely to respond to proper treatment. If he saw his father give up like this, and get away with it, he may not be tempted to resume normal service again. And economic hard times are a basis for working harder and more ingeniously, not for giving up and playing games. I doubt that this is merely a phase - but it should respond to counselling and perhaps medication, once he can be persuaded to recognize this and seek the treatment he needs
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