Is gaming addiction a “disorder” or a “junk diagnosis”?

Enlarge / When does enthusiasm for gaming turn into addiction, if ever? (credit: Getty | Romona Robbins Photography)

The World Health Organization lists "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" as potential problems "due to substance use or addictive behavior" in a newly proposed draft update of its widely used International Compendium of Diseases. The listings, set to be finalized this year, renew a debate about if and when playing video games can cross the line from casual pastime to a...

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