Excessive video gaming to be named mental health disorder

29 December, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • Excessive video gaming to be named mental health disorder

Being addicted to video games will soon be classified as a mental health condition according to The Independent.

Its symptoms include the inability to control when and how to play video games.

The behaviour pattern of obsessive gaming could lead to an impairment in your personal life, job or education, according to the WHO.

To warrant a diagnosis of such a disorder, one shall have "impaired control over gaming" and give "increasing priority to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities" and continue gaming "despite the occurrence of negative outcome", according to the draft.

Playing too many video games could become problematic if the behavior causes a person's relationships or performance at school or work to suffer.




The APA describes internet gaming disorder as similar to gambling addiction, in which affected individuals don't have control over their impulses to continue participating in said activity.

The beta draft guidance mentions that video game playing, either offline or online, must be "normally evident over a period of at least 12 months" for this diagnosis to be made.

According to the marketing group NPD, video game console spending in the U.S.is up 27 percent from a year ago, up to $1.9 billion.

By adding "gaming disorder" to the ICD, WHO will make the health condition an official diagnosis that can be used by health care workers, including doctors, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CNN. And a Canadian study found that playing Super Mario or other three-dimensional video games may help in preventing dementia.

WHO's description of Gaming Disorder doesn't account for professional esports players whose main occupation is to compete for money and for glory. Noting that while gambling and gaming disorder are "close relatives", Rae says that the people who come to her facility have difficulty getting good treatment alongside alcoholics or drug addicts. Also, video games can "improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time". Research they've done and read suggests that what looks like gaming disorder, a lot of the time, is a symptom of depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorder.

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