Playing too many video games is a mental health disorder, World Health Organization says

Go ahead — we'll wait for you to pause your game.

Now put the controller away. Got it? Great — because on Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported that the World Health Organization will officially recognize video game addiction as a mental health disorder in 2018.

The symptoms of "gaming disorder" are actually not all that different from a more traditional substance abuse disorder, save for the hangovers and physical withdrawals. If video games are more important to you than...

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