'Gaming Disorder' officially recognised as a disease

Zangetsu

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'Gaming Disorder' officially recognised as a disease by World Health Organisation

Gaming disorder, which essentially means addiction to video games, has been officially recognised by the UN's World Health Organisation a modern disease.

The organisation in June 2018 decided to add gaming disorder addiction under its section of potentially harmful technology-related behaviors, including too much use of "the internet, computers, smartphones" and more.


Source: 'Gaming Disorder' officially recognised as a disease by World Health Organisation- Technology News, Firstpost
 

Desmond

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About time I think, though I don't think this is different from any kind of addiction.

China has had de-addiction centres for compulsive online gamers for a while now.

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chimera201

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Hopefully this will stop whales from spending on microtransactions and we will get better singleplayer games.
 

Desmond

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Yeah, but no solid outcome yet because the ESA is lobbying against it. Belgium has already banned lootboxes, so that can become a precedent.
 
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Zangetsu

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I think this is more towards MMO gamers instead of offline SP gamers :)

PUBG, WoW, DOTA is one of them
 

Desmond

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Had watched this documentary long time back. China has a major problem with gaming addiction.


Fortunately we don't have a huge problem with his now. But with the advent of PUBG mobile, knee jerk reactions are sure to happen.
 

whitestar_999

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^^Wait for some credible source first,looks more like a sensational news headline.I am pretty sure many more youngsters feel similar if not more excitement just before/during/after their board exam days.
 

whitestar_999

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^^I am guessing all these people have a weak heart/some underlying heart disease to begin with & it was only a matter of time before they got a heart attack due to some other reason.
 
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Zangetsu

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Wait, so there are two deaths reported one from Indore and one from Telangana.

The boy died of Cardiac arrest and not heart attack.
 

gameranand

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And is there a disease name for Whatapp addiction or facebook addiction ? Why gaming has to be on radar only. :|
 

whitestar_999

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^^Gaming disorder is quite specific compared to whatsapp/fb addiction which merges itself with other areas.e.g.net addiction,social disorders,personality disorders etc.
 
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