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Excessive Video Gaming to be Named Mental Disorder by WHO

29 December 2017, 01:13 | Rodolfo Quinn

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CBS New York- Excessive video gaming to be classified as mental health disorder by the World Health Organization

By adding "gaming disorder" to the ICD, WHO will make the health condition an official diagnosis that can be used by health care workers, including doctors, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CNN.

Rather than include it as a mental disorder, the association held a work group, which concluded internet gaming disorder should be included as a subtype in its Emerging Measures and Models section.

Geneva: WHO will include "gaming disorder" in its list of mental health conditions in the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases.

"The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent".

Last year, dozens of psychologists, including Ferguson, penned a grave article in response to the WHO's proposal to list gaming disorder. Like any other form of entertainment, video games are created to keep players coming back for more.

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This isn't a particularly new realization, as there have been rehab centers for gaming addiction founded in the past. The WHO's definition of gaming disorder could inspire an inaccurate diagnosis when, in fact, gaming could just be a coping mechanism for something already known. In other words, obsessively playing video games can be addicting as gamers get wrapped up in alternate realities. The disorder could include adverse online and offline behavior tied to excessive video game activity, World Health Organization spokesperson Tarik Jašarević said. Declaring that the proposal had "fundamental issues" like poor research quality and a lack of consensus, the paper warned that a rushed decision could have bad consequences.

So, when exactly does gaming become hazardous to your health? Gamers believe that video gaming is akin to hobbies or professions.

Right now, World Health Organization authorities said there is only a clinical description and no prevention or treatment options. Public health experts also use the ICD to track the number of deaths and diseases. Obsession can lead to other unhealthy habits, she said. "They dismiss what this person is experiencing".

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