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World Health Organization adds 'gaming disorder' to its list of modern diseases


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday approved the latest update of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) , which adds "disorder of the game" to its list of modern diseases.

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The organization in June last year added addiction to games under its potentially harmful technology-related behavior section, including overuse of "the internet, computers, smartphones," and more.

Despite opposition from commercial groups, which allegedly pointed to conflicting research on the subject and praised some of the virtues of video games, the last IADC was officially approved at the 72nd World Health Assembly.

"Gaming disorder" lives under the section "disorders due to addictive behavior " of the CID. It is described as "a pattern of persistent or recurring game behavior, which may be online or offline, manifested by impaired control over games, increasing the priority given to games as the game takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities and continuation or escalation of games, despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

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In December of last year parents were very worried about their children who were throwing Fortnite out of normality, losing sleepy nights and seeing their notes crash in school. In other cases games have even been grounds for divorce.

Do You Consider Gaming addiction as an disorder,  as everyone is addicted to something (I think too much addiction is disorder else for time being gaming releases stress)
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