The move was first reported past year but has now been ratified.
In particular, the World Health Organization considers a sufferer of a gaming disorder to be someone whose behavioral patterns are of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning" over a 12-month period or shorter should the "addiction" be severe. The 11th revision of WHO's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) has officially placed "gaming disorder" next to "gambling disorder" in its list "due to addictive behaviors" the disorder brings.
The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. In a joint statement, European Union industry representatives and seven other states called on the World Health Organization to reconsider the decision to include gambling disorders in ICD-11.
This is the next level of seriousness for someone who may be addicted to gaming and is classified as such when there is a risk of "harmful physical or mental health consequences to the individual or to others around this individual".
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Enjoying a binge of Football Manager or Call of Duty is not equivalent to having a gaming disorder, and therefore it does not affect the majority of gamers.
Playing video games for hours is not always a disorder and could be just a hobby also. "The WHO's removal of "gender identity disorder" from its diagnostic manual will have a liberating effect on transgender people worldwide", he said.
Cheung says that it's "important to underscore the distinction between burnout and other mental health conditions, such as depression", because that could lead to more targeted research into how to prevent and treat the problem.
Whereas, people who are affected by it will be able to have suitable treatment of it because of ICD-11.