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Game Addiction Classified a Behavioral Disease by World Health Organization

Game Addiction Classified a Behavioral Disease by World Health Organization

In a new report sent out by the World Health Organization, they have voted to classify game addiction as a behavioral disease moving forward The vote was made to adopt the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, also known as ICD-11 This specifically gives game addiction a proper classification under their guidelines,[...]

The ESA Cautions Against Game Addiction Diagnoses

The ESA Cautions Against Game Addiction Diagnoses

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) held a meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 3, 2018 The meeting was intended to discuss the WHO's activities in regards to "video games, provide information on the video game industry, and exchange views on the role video games and related industries may play in contributing to[...]

The World Heath Organization Recognizes Gaming Addiction as a Mental Disorder

The World Heath Organization Recognizes Gaming Addiction as a Mental Disorder

[caption id="attachment_811259" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//Epic Games[/caption]Gaming addiction has been given some major support now that the mental health disorder is being classified by the World Health Organization Notably, the American Psychiatric Association declined to add the disorder to the Fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), though they have[...]

The World Heath Organization Recognizes Gaming Addiction

The World Heath Organization Recognizes Gaming Addiction

The World Health Organization, the medical branch of the United Nations, has included gaming addiction in their newest revision to the internal classification of diseases index.That index, the ICD-11, is due out in 2018 and the current draft defines gaming addiction as a prioritization of gaming above all else and impaired control over the act[...]