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World Health Organization Officially Lists Gaming Disorder as a Disease News 1

News 1 The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially added gaming disorder to its registry of officially recognized diseases. This addition is part of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). The voting process happened over the weekend with all 194 members of the WHO voting in favor of the […]

ESA Wants the World Health Organization to Reconsider Gaming Disorder as an Addiction News 0

News 0 Remember when we posted a story just last week that the World Health Organization (WHO) wanted to classify “gaming disorder” as a form of addiction? The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has now fired back, and has issued a statement requesting the WHO to reconsider their earlier proposal. Just like avid sports fans and consumers of […]

World Health Organization Wants “Gaming Disorder” to Be Considered a Form of Addiction News 0

News 0 Do you think video games are addictive? I mean, really addictive to the point that you might need medical help? Regardless of what you think, the World Health Organization (WHO), wants “gaming disorder” to be classified as an addictive behavior. In a beta draft of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases for 2018, it lists […]