Gaming addiction is now a mental health problem

Gaming addiction is now a mental health problem
 

Compulsive video game playing has now been classified as a mental health problem, the World Heath Organisation has said.
The agency said classifying ‘Gaming Disorder’ as a seperate condition will ‘serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue’.
Dr Shekhar Saxena, director of WHO’s department for mental health, said it should be listed as a new problem based on the ‘need and the demand for treatment in many parts of the world’.
Dr Joan Harvey, a spokeswoman for the British Psychological Society, warned the new designation might cause unnecessary... read more

 
18 June 2018 in Hot News, Views: 49
Source: Metro
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