Skip to comments.World Health Organisation makes 'gaming disorder' a recognised illness
Posted on 05/25/2019 6:04:18 PM PDT by EdnaMode
The 194 members of the World Health Organisation have recognised 'gaming disorder' as an illness at the 72nd World Health Assembly today.
The WHO finalised the eleventh revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) in June last year, which included gaming disorder. The disorder is described as: 'a pattern of behaviour characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences'.
The WHO stated at that time that: "For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning and would normally have been evident for at least 12 months."
The illness was met with opposition by the global video games trade bodies, including the ESA, ISFE and UKIE, which highlighted contradictory research and statements on the subject. The argument from the trade bodies and its members was that more research needed to be done, and that gaming disorder was perhaps a symptom of a more serious underlying mental health issues.
The ESA went further, stating that the good video games do economically, creatively, politically, and in terms of education, health and a whole lot more, is put at risk by the the WHO's classification.
Despite the opposition, ICD-11 was agreed to be adopted at the World Health Assembly today. It will come into effect on January 1, 2022. The WHO says that the decision to include gaming disorder was based on reviews of available evidence and reflected the consensus of experts from different disciplines and regions.
-Celebrity Worship Disorder
-Texting Addiction Disorder
And last but not least:
-Trump Derangement Syndrome
I have far less sympathy for those with self-inflicted disorders than for innocent victims. Those who become alcoholic, gamblers, over-eaters, gamers, and the like know they are making bad decisions and still choose to do it. Yes, help them, but make them pay for that help instead of taking it out of my tax dollars or my (now mandatory) insurance premiums.
You forgot Dickchoppia
And I just bet they have ideas about how to deal with it - more government and less freedom.
Agreed. This is a fundamental problem with sharing the cost of healthcare with others. Some folks simply aren't responsible citizens.
A citizen should bear the costs of their own decisions.
It only takes an IQ greater than 80 to know that gambling is foolish.
I’ve got one of these at home. He’d live his whole life in his little blinking world if I didn’t make him saddle up and go to work.
Excessive gaming is a disorder, but a boy that thinks he’s a girl? No problem!
And yet transvestites and homosexuals are mentally fine.
Yeah that definitely belongs on there.
Yep, sticking things up yer butt is ok as long as your are not thinking about gaming while doing it.. But if Gaming takes over your butt stuffing fetish, you are a sick individual.. And don't wear a wig and panties while gaming if you're a guy either..
jeez, wheres all the taboo in life gone? mad max beyond the thunderdome had more common sense than these people.
Can they make Continual B1tch Disorder, Social Media Disorder, Selfie Disorder and Online Shopping Disorder ones too, if they are making everything into a disorder?
They are targeting video game players, not gamblers.
Oh,c’mon! Please tell me you’re joking!
I’d start by adding “Perpetually Offended” disorder.
But gender confusion and same sex desire are perfectly normal. Not.
Yes. Every one of those is a disorder and should qualify for medicinal marijuana. Hangnails too.
In the same category, add Dindu Nuffin Disorder, and Its Everyone Elses Fault Disorder, aka Continual Blame Shifting Disorder.
How long before the media champions this perversion and forces society to accommodate these folks?
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