Video Game Addiction Is Now Real Mental Health Disorder

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That’s why gaming disorder’s inclusion in the ICD is significant. The ICD, which identifies health trends and statistics around the world, is the standard by which a lot of researchers and doctors diagnose illnesses, so including gaming disorder in it is a big step towards more research into people whose lives are affected by too much investment in video games. While not all psychologists agree that gaming addiction should be classified as a disorder, Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, told CNN that this will help people to be “alerted to the existence of this condition” and make it more likely that “people who suffer from these conditions can get appropriate help.”

Source: https://www.refinery29.com/2018/06/202132/gaming-disorder-who-addiction-mental-health

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