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Video games recognized as a disease by the WHO

Video games recognized as a disease by the WHO

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WHO will, for the first time, include video game disorders in the International Classification of Diseases for the year 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized addiction to video games as a disease. WHO will, for the first time, include video game disorders in the International Classification of Diseases for the year 2018. The latter is a widely used diagnostic manual, which was last updated in 1990 and the latest version called ICD-11 is expected to come out in 2018, reported Forbes magazine on Tuesday.The chapter on Gambling Disorders, which will be integrated into the future ICD-11, is yet to be finalized, and will officially recognize obsessive video game disorders as a mental illness. According to this draft, a gamer (gambler) presents a gambling disorder if he...