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Computer Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

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Computer Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

Computer gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health disorder for the very first time by the World Health Organisation.

The WHO has listed ‘gaming disorder’ in its International Classification of Diseases for the very first time.

To suffer from the disease you must ‘experience significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of function' and you must have lived with this for at least one year’.

It’s hoped the new official classification will encourage gamers to seek help for their addiction and others take their disorder more seriously.

 

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