Geneva, June 19: The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed gaming disorder as a condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases. According to the WHO, the disorder “affects only a small proportion of people who engage in digital- or video-gaming activities.” But WHO has warned people to keep a check as to how many hours they are putting in for gaming. People must be aware as to how much time they spend on gaming rather than undertaking other activities.
The health organization even wants the gamers to be aware of the physical or psychological health changes and the kind of social functioning they’re undergoing. As per BBC reports, gaming addiction is nothing new and neither being diagnosed with it. The United Kingdom (UK) actually has private clinics that treat it such a disorder.
To understand if a person is suffering from gaming disorder then three signs must be looked for. These include impaired control over gaming, increased priority given to gaming and continuation of gaming despite negative consequences. Gaming disorder is diagnosed by these three key signs which are quite common.
It must be noted that every game attracts a different kind of gamer who interact with games in a different way.
With inputs from ANI.