WHO officially recognizes computer game addiction as a disease

The World Health Organization

adopted the

revised International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). It included a gaming disorder, which was recorded immediately after the addiction to gambling.

Gambling disorder is characterized by "persistent or repetitive gambling behavior" that causes a "significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, professional or other important areas of functioning." According to WHO, the disorder manifests itself through the "priority of games over other vital interests and daily activities" and "the continuation of gaming activity, despite the occurrence of negative consequences."



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