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ESA doesn't think games are addictive

05 January 2018, 01:29 | Todd Saunders

ESA doesn't think games are addictive

Part of the WHO's first major update to the Compendium since 1992, gaming disorder is listed as an addictive behaviour alongside gambling, while hazardous gaming is a pattern of gaming behaviour "that appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health".

There is a happy medium, of course. "The exact text describes it as "(disorders) due to addictive behaviours are recognizable and clinically significant syndromes associated with distress or interference with personal functions that develop as a result of repetitive rewarding behaviours other than the use of dependence-producing substances.

Once your all-nighters and nonstop gaming sessions become something that you need to survive, or keep you from school, family, and other functions, it might be time to start worrying.

Are you anxious that you might suffer from gaming disorder? The forthcoming version of the ICD will be published in May 2018."Inclusion of a disorder in ICD is a consideration which countries take into account when making decisions on provision of health care and allocation of resources for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation", Hartl said.

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Dr Richard Graham, lead technology addiction specialist at the Nightingale Hospital in London, welcomed the decision to recognise the condition. He also noted, however, that: "It could lead to confused parents whose children are just enthusiastic gamers". Games beware: playing too many video games could officially be classified as a mental health issue. Gaming addiction has come under scrutiny in recent years. "We strongly encourage the World Health Organization to reverse direction on its proposed action", the statement reads.

Other symptoms include "the continuation and escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences".

Video game playing, either online or offline, must be "normally evident over a period of at least 12 months" for this diagnosis to be made, according to the beta draft guidance.



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