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Addictive Video Game Playing Now Recognized as Disorder by World Health Organization

Addictive Video Game Playing Now Recognized as Disorder by World Health Organization

The ESA is basically the trade group that has major clout and investment in the video game industry.

World Health Organization defines the disorder as a "persistent or recurrent" behavior pattern of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning".

A number of gamers may exhibit similar symptoms but do not see any harm in having a passion for gaming.

Being added into the ICD-11 will mean that gaming disorder will become an official health diagnosis that can be used by doctors, other health care workers, and insurance companies.

Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

Not everyone would agree with my opinion, though, and some organisations exist both in the United Kingdom and around the world to support people who have compulsive gaming behaviour.

ESA Strongly Encourages World Health Organization To Reconsider Its Gaming Addiction Classification
Addictive Video Game Playing Now Recognized as Disorder by World Health Organization

According to the World Health Organization, the gaming disorder is diagnosed when video or digital game playing on or offline begins to impact everyday life. Gentile recommends no more than one hour of screen time - meaning video games, TV, tablets and phones - for elementary school-aged kids and no more than two hours of screen time for secondary school-aged kids.

"It's always been a concern of mine what the physiological impact of gaming is on my children", said Corinne Mattson, whose 10-year-old son plays video games a couple of times a week in the basement.

World Health Organization was entrusted with the ICD at its creation in 1948 and published the 6th version, ICD-6, that incorporated morbidity for the first time.

Other researchers and specialists have described why they believe gaming should not be classified as a separate disorder.

"The main thing to ask yourself, is this a symptom of a larger problem?" However, if entries on video game disorders are included, I worry it could exacerbate the culture of some people labelling gamers with misaligned or derisory terms. In a recent statement released by the association, it is urging the WHO to reverse its decision and instead focus on real health issues.

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