World Health Organization decrees that gaming can be addictive

World Health Organization decrees that gaming can be addictive

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June 19 2018: Global media report that on Monday,  June 18, “gaming disorder”  appeared in a new draft of the World Health Organization's (WHO)  International Classification of Diseases, the highly regarded compendium of medical conditions.

Concerns about the influence of video games are dovetailing with increasing scrutiny over the harmful aspects of technology, as consumers look for ways to scale back consumption of social media and online entertainment.

The WHO designation may help those video game enthusiasts whose lives are taken over by gaming,  leading to neglect of  other parts of their lives,  to seek medical intervention earlier than before, and should lead to medical authorities and insurance companies recognising and covering the condition.

 

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