World Health Organization has officially declared Gaming Disorder as a disease. These days, gaming is common among adults. Even children are developing this bad habit at a very young age.
They love to play online games, video games, and mobile games. Slowly, the game takes control over their lives. Even parents are unable to control the habits of their kids.
What is gaming disorder?
On May 25, 194 members of the team declared gaming disorder as an illness. The decision was made at the 72nd World Health Assembly. It develops by daily playing excessive video games or computer games. The symptom of this sickness is social isolation and compulsive gaming. Other symptoms also include mood swings, hyper-focus on in-game achievements, and diminished imagination.
As per the sources, playing online games can have a negative impact on an individual. Moreover, it can shift their focus from their daily activities and other life interests. Besides, the researchers also have seen a change in their behavioural pattern.
World Health Organization has announced Gaming Disorder as a sickness
World Health Organization has accepted the ICD-11. Moreover, in the new revision, ICD has also included gaming disorder as a disease. On June 2018, World Health Organization finalized the gaming addiction as a sickness. However, other health organizations pushed back their decision.
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The declaration was also made by experts from various regions and disciplines. It was highly based on evidence and reviews. Now, WHO has stated that ICD-11 will be added from January 1, 2022. Check out The Geek Herald for more updates.