BOAZ recognized video game addiction a mental illness

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BOAZ recognized video game addiction a mental illness

The World Health Organization said on Monday that it was expanding its manual of disorders to include what it termed as the 'gaming disorder.' According to CNN, the new classification puts individuals engaging in both online and offline gaming in the International Classification of Diseases Manual, ICD-11.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that being transgender will no longer be classified as a mental illness in the new International Classification for Diseases (ICD), the ICD-11.

That means doctors can diagnose and offer treatment to someone with the condition.

In a video on the organisation's website, Dr Shekar Saxena, who heads the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, say that gaming disorder is "uncommon, but are still very important".

The disorder can consist of an impaired control over the frequency, intensity and duration of gaming, increasing priority given to gaming to the point that it takes precedence over other daily activities and commitments, and a continuation or escalation of gaming despite it's negative consequences on other parts of life.

Video game addiction will soon become a diagnosable metal health condition, at least in the eyes of leading worldwide health officials.

Other changes include the addition of gaming disorder to the section under addictive disorders. The first is raising awareness for your child that their gaming is a problem, and looking for triggers and cues that could make the gaming habit better or worse.

World Health Organization has entries for both online and offline gaming disorders, which vary only in the specification of whether or not the game has online multiplayer or not. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual called the International Classification of Diseases, or I.C.D., the United Nations health agency explains the change and why it has (finally) removed the transgender mental disorder classification.

The video gaming industry is fighting back against WHO's decision, calling their ruling flawed and likely to cause confusion and undue concern.

Honestly, "gaming disorder" sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. It's also when that gamer also can not control their behavior.

UKIE already has their own FAQ up about the issue, which explains the controversy and the genuine disagreement in academic circles as to whether gaming addiction counts as a separate disorder.

It's not uncommon for people to get addicted to games.

The classification is aimed at alerting health professionals and systems to the existence of this condition and ensuring that people suffering from these conditions can get appropriate help. "It's too new and it's quite controversial", she said, adding more scientific study would have to be done.

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