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WHO takes more guilt off irresponsible parents with gaming addiction classification

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In a further blurring of the lines in the difference between compulsive behaviour and addiction, the World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as a mental health condition which is capable of addiction. The decision, which comes after pressure from parents, has been criticised for its lack of supporting evidence by expert psychologists, who believe playing video games is more...

WHO considers classifying gaming addiction as “disorder”

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  Efforts to tackle gaming addiction received a significant boost after the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “gaming disorder” in a draft classification paper.   The addictive qualities of video games have been subject to debate amongst health experts and psychologists for more than a decade. Although still in draft form, the WHO’s 2018 International Classification of Diseases includes gaming disorder under...

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