“Gaming Disorder” Is Now Officially Recognized as a Mental Health Condition

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that “gaming disorder” will now be recognized as a mental health condition, CNN reports. Including the new disorder for the first time in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the WHO states that those who prioritize videogaming above other daily activities are now able to attach a specific condition to their habits.

WHO defines the disorder as “a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by...

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