World Health Organization to Classify 'Gaming Disorder' as a Mental Health Condition

The World Health Organization announced Monday that they plan to add “gaming disorder” to their manual of disease classifications as a mental health condition.

The decision immediately led to disagreement among experts over whether an addiction to playing video games qualifies for the list, which also includes addictions to alcohol and marijuana, along with various internal diseases like respiratory or immune disorders.

WHO defined gaming disorder back in January as “impaired control over...


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