In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) will officially add "gaming disorder" to its list of psychological illnesses.
Now, not all who enjoy video games have gaming disorder, explained Daphne Bavelier, a professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The WHO's description of Gaming Disorder says that those who are afflicted are characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior, either on digital devices like smartphones or video-gaming offline on machines.
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In 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defined internet gaming disorder as a "condition for further study". The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe. It's called "Gaming Disorder", and comes right after "Gambling Disorder". Luckily for the players, there are already several medical professionals working with teams, such as Dr. Matthew Hwu of CLG, to help manage player health and prevent injury.
The WHO's classification means that doctors and insurance companies can recognize Gaming Disorder as a disease.
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