Video game addiction to be listed as mental health disorder in 2018

Video game addiction to be listed as mental health disorder in 2018

Video game addiction to be listed as mental health disorder in 2018

"With proposals to include "gaming disorder" in both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and International Compendium of Diseases (ICD), the concept of video game addiction has gained traction". Nonetheless, the recent proposals around gaming disorder from respected bodies such as the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association seem to lock much of the applied research into a confirmatory trajectory.

Yesterday, when a draft of the World Health Organization's 2018 global classification of diseases made the rounds, readers raised an eyebrow at one entry in particular: 6D11, or "gaming disorder". It may be either "continuous or episodic and recurrent", and, while typically diagnosed following "a period of at least 12 months" of evidence, has no concrete time requirement. It will be the newest update since 1990.

That means, not all gamers can be labeled with a disorder, even if they seem to play a considerable amount.

The WHO decision to include gaming disorder in the draft 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", Jasarevic said.

Medrano understands how addiction to gaming can happen.

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Part of the problem is how to distinguish between simply spending a lot of time playing games and actual addictive behavior.

But problematic gaming may also serve as a dysfunctional coping mechanism for some, according to the Nottingham Trent researchers.

Although it's rare, gamers have died during marathon gaming sessions, according to the Washington Post.

Right now, World Health Organization authorities said there is only a clinical description and no prevention or treatment options. It could also waste public health resources spurred by an echo of the '90s moral panic around games. Obsession can lead to other unhealthy habits, she said.

- Some of you may have had video games under your Christmas tree, but be careful.

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