"Gaming Disorder" to be added to WHO's list of diseases

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Undated – Playing video games too much and too often will soon be recognized as a mental health disorder.

Next year, “Gaming Disorder” will be added to the official list of diseases by the World Health Organization.

The decision does not mean the act of playing games in itself is a problem – but experts say it should all be seen in the context of where, why and how much someone plays.

Adding “Gaming Disorder” to the list means it will be recognized by doctors and insurance companies.

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