World Health Organization Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Mental Disorder

In the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization has officially listed video game addiction as a mental disorder. It pertains to individuals who have had their jobs, education, family or social lives upended by video gaming. Another criterion is that the individual has persisted or increasing their gaming despite clearly negative consequences for doing so.

Source: L.A. Times

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