Gaming addiction deemed mental illness by world health body - Enviro Led Tech
This is an emerging story which needs expansion. If you wish to EDIT to add information or discuss it in TALK , use buttons above The World Health Organisation will categorise addiction to video games as a mental health condition, the BBC reported. The UN’s health co-ordinator, in its draft revision of the International Classification of Diseases, called the condition a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour so severe that it takes “precedence over other life interests”, according to magazine The New Scientist. The recognised pyschologists’ reference volume, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), lists internet gaming disorder as a “condition for further study”, meaning it is not officially recognised. In the past, studies have warned that abnormal gaming behaviour could result in