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15 January 2018

Gaming Disorder a newly recognized mental health condition

Who believes that playing video games can become a mental health disorder? Yes, the World Health Organization, that's WHO will in 2018. "Gaming disorder" isn't a game or the name of a game. And it isn't when your "Yes" or "Start" button on your PlayStation controller fails to work, your character is really messy and leaves equipment all over the screen, or you are surrounded by microwaved burritos while playing. Instead, the beta draft of the WHO's forthcoming 11th update of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) now includes "gaming disorder" along with the following description: Read more