Gaming addiction set to be recognized as a mental health disorder

Date

December 29, 2017

Author

Margi Murphy

Source

Telegraph

Region


Subject

UK

URL

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/28/gaming-addiction-set-recognised-mental-health-disorder/

Those who play video games compulsively for long periods of time may be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time, included “gaming disorder” in its list of mental health conditions in a draft of its 11th International Classification of Diseases guidelines, which will be published in 2018.