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WHO Officially Declares Excessive Gaming A Disorder
The dark side of gaming.
May 30, 2019
, the World Health Organisation recently labelled excessive gaming a disorder.
It was officially placed in the
11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) list of 'disorders due to addictive behaviours'.
Gaming disorder is characterised by a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour which starts to affect the person's work, relationships, and education.
Treatment programmes are now being developed for those diagnosed with the condition.