World Health Organisation have named gaming addiction as a mental health addiction for the first time.
“Gaming Disorder” will be listed under the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Professor in Computing, Dr. Raian Ali doesn’t believe that the World Health Organisation are doing enough:
Official symptoms include:
- Impaired control over gaming
- Increased priority given to gaming
- Continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences