WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition
(CNN) Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday.
Characteristics of gaming disorder
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CNN’s Ben Tinker contributed to this report.