Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.

In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players.

WHO said classifying “Gaming Disorder” as a separate condition will help...

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