Skip to comments.... 'Gaming disorder' is added as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation
Posted on 12/22/2017 3:19:51 PM PST by BenLurkin
The draft wording of its diagnostic manual says someone has a gaming disorder if gaming takes precedence over other life interests. The unhealthy behaviour will have had to continue for at least a year before diagnosis is confirmed.
The agency has not listed other conditions linked to technology, such as so-called smartphone or internet addiction, due to a lack of evidence they are real disorders.
However the New Scientist quoted Vladimir Poznyak, at the WHOs Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse as saying: Health professionals need to recognise that gaming disorder may have serious health consequences.
Most people who play video games dont have a disorder, just like most people who drink alcohol dont have a disorder either. However, in certain circumstances overuse can lead to adverse effects.
The WHO said gaming disorder is wider than just video gaming disorder.
It will be a subset in its International Classification of Diseases, which was last updated in 1990.
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They should add Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.
Also, Anarchism and various other forms of leftist Radicalism.
Does this include Toejam & Earl ? ( Jus’ Toejam )
I suppose it ought to!
This doesn’t surprise me. One time we had half the crew, including the manager, call in. Turns out there was a big World of Warcraft battle that night.
“Health professionals need to recognise that gaming disorder may have serious health consequences.”
Lol. Yeh, like carpal fingers, walking into posts, ignoring parents, forgetting to do homework, blah, blah, blah. Shutdown/defund WHO!
I have always thought it strange that this has never been brought up as a contributing factor to violence....these kids are raised on a steady diet of these violent games....of course it influences their reality
However, buggery is acceptable and transgenderism is AOK.
war never changes
You’ve got a dangerous look about you. I hope you’re not here for me.
have always thought it strange that this has never been brought up as a contributing factor to violence....these kids are raised on a steady diet of these violent games....of course it influences their reality
Studies show that there is a reduction in violence. And our current highschool generation, which make up a large portion of gamers, has the lowest homicide rate in recorded history for that age group. Lets celebrate.
I wonder if gaming disorder includes video game disorder?
Whoops! I should have read the article! I thought gaming disorder refereed to casino type gaming.
I should refer the article to my son. He definitely has it.
Global warming hysteria.
What you call “liberalism” is anything but!
Its fascism, pure and simple.
I’m worried my son has a gaming disorder. He’s recently been diagnosed with it his senior year in college.
The gaming started in college. He moved home after college. He’s just been working at Whole Foods even though he has a good degree.
He is startin to do more about it. He’s changed his diet and is working out. He also started a program at the hospital.
However, he can get very involved in his games and forget to eat or even come out of his room.
My first reaction to video games came when I played Super Mario 64, got motion sickness and had to leave the house for fresh air. Video games are not my friend and if it was a game done in virtual reality, I would lose my lunch in ten seconds.
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