WHO To Classify Gaming Disorder
(Geneva) — The World Health Organization is getting ready to classify video game addiction as a mental health condition. “GamingDisorder” will be added to the new edition of the “International Classification of Diseases,” out today. It’s marked by Gaming taking precedence over most everything else, leading to social and personal dysfunction. It’s similar to the signs of a gambling disorder. Not every psychologist is on board with the new classification but the WHO hopes it will spark further research.
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