The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that playing video games compulsively is now a mental health disorder.
“Gaming disorder” shall be added to the latest revision of WHO’s International Classification of Disorders.
The decision has been taken after observing the obsessive gaming phenomenon as a legit disorder around the world.
Gaming disorder can be diagnosed by three basic signs:
- Little to no control over gaming
- Increased priority given to gaming to the point of placing other work on the periphery
- Continuation despite negative consequences
Some mental health professionals, however, have been fighting this classification