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WHO to recognise 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition in 2018

WHO to recognise 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition in 2018

"Gaming Disorder" may soon be classified as an addictive behavior by the World Health Organization, which listed it alongside gambling disorder in a beta draft of its International Classification of Diseases for 2018.

Does Everyone Who Likes to Play Video Games Have Gaming Disorder?

Doctors say when it causes 'impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning'.

Gaming disorder to be named a mental health condition for the first time
WHO to recognise 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition in 2018

A symptom of the disorder is "impaired control" with increasing priority given to gaming and "escalation" despite "negative consequences".

A draft of the latest version of the manual, called ICD-11, posted online lists gaming disorder among "disorders due to addictive behaviours".

In its current draft of the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization defines the disorder as a recurring behavior pattern that significantly impairs a person's personal, social and work life.

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Not everyone who plays video games has gaming disorder.

This does not mean that gaming disorder is a done deal: The caveats note that the draft is not final, is updated on a daily basis, and is not yet approved by WHO.

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters At what point does gaming become too much of a fun thing? Research they've done and read suggests that what looks like gaming disorder, a lot of the time, is a symptom of depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder.

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This is the first time that a gaming-related disorder has been officially termed by the medical community since the inclusion of "Internet Gaming Disorder" (IGD) in the DSM-5, or the Fifth Edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, in 2013.

The WHO entry does not include any information about prevention or treatment of gaming disorder, unfortunately.

The UT student makes a social event out of his hobby choosing games that allow for his friends to join in.

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Originally founded in 1948, the World Health Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, aims to "build a better, healthier future" with their involvement in worldwide public health across the globe.


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