World Health Organisation makes gaming addiction an official disease
Video game addiction has been made an official disease after the World Health Organisation (WHO) voted unanimously to recognise the condition.
The disorder has been characterised as excessive or compulsive use of computer or video games, to the extent that it affects a person’s daily life.
The WHO says that in order for a person to be diagnosed with video game addiction, their behaviour must be “of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning”.
Last year, the organisation included video game addiction within the 11th revision of its International Classification of Diseases after concerns the gaming industry encouraged compulsive play.
All 194 members of the WHO have now agreed to adopt the revision and it will come into effect on 1 January 2022…….read more
Source: Sky News