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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Updated : June 18, 2018 06:31 PM IST

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.
The WHO's latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests".
Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO
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