Neurologist Warns There Is Very Little Evidence To Demonstrate Video Games Are Addicting

Many people do not understand the nature of addiction. Not from a personal struggle point of view, but a scientific perspective. As a result when the World Health Organization in 2019 ruled video games were now addictive after pressure from Asian Governments to do so it was met with little public skepticism. Continue reading “Neurologist Warns There Is Very Little Evidence To Demonstrate Video Games Are Addicting”

Academics Have Created A Test To Gauge Your “Gaming Disorder” After WHO’s Proclamation

According to a new report that has landed on the Internet as of June 2nd, 2019, the academics around the world have created a test to see if you have the disease known as “gaming disorder” and if the preset info you pick matches up with the World Health Organization’s “research.” Continue reading “Academics Have Created A Test To Gauge Your “Gaming Disorder” After WHO’s Proclamation”

World Health Organization May Have Added Gaming Disorder, But They Removed Transgenderism

Trans Flag Gaming WHO

The gaming industry has been quite vocal about the World Health Organization adding video game addiction as a disorder to the ICD-11 revisionary index, causing the issue to spread far and wide throughout media regarding the issue and sporting a number of responses from industry committee groups. However, during the same weekend where the World Health Organization added gaming disorder to the ICD-11 index, they removed transgenderism from the list of disorders. Continue reading “World Health Organization May Have Added Gaming Disorder, But They Removed Transgenderism”

World Health Organization Officially Adds Gaming Addiction As Disorder To ICD-11 Index

World Health Organization ICD-11

The World Health Organization’s 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, oftentimes abbreviated to ICD-11, has officially recognized and added gaming addiction as a disorder to the international listing. Continue reading “World Health Organization Officially Adds Gaming Addiction As Disorder To ICD-11 Index”

Sony CEO Wants To Adopt “Countermeasures” To Gaming Addiction

Yoshida PlayStation Addiction

As if the PlayStation censorship policies aren’t enough, Sony wants to add to the turmoil and distress of its already strained and sullen audience by introducing “countermeasures” to gaming addiction in response to the World Health Organization set to label video game addiction as an international disease. Continue reading “Sony CEO Wants To Adopt “Countermeasures” To Gaming Addiction”

World Health Organization Adds Gaming Disorder To Database Amid Sparse Research Controversy

Gaming Disorder WHO ICD-11

The World Health Organization finally added Gaming Disorder as a mental health issue to the ICD-11 database, which covers common disorders and uncommon disorders. This means that the criteria for gaming as a disorder has been mandated by WHO, and will be applied accordingly to future research, treatment, and application of mental health awareness regarding disorders associated with gaming. Continue reading “World Health Organization Adds Gaming Disorder To Database Amid Sparse Research Controversy”

Gamer Says City News Reporter Didn’t Inform Him About WHO Report For Addiction Story

CityNews Ethics

On March 10th, 2018 CityNews Toronto ran a story about video game addiction. It was tied into the addition of video game addiction to the World Health Organization international disease listings. In the piece, reporter Nitish Bissonauth interviewed several gamers, some parents, and even some kids about their gaming habits. A few gamers felt as if the report misrepresented gaming as a hobby, and distorted some of their answers. Continue reading “Gamer Says City News Reporter Didn’t Inform Him About WHO Report For Addiction Story”

World Health Organization Adds “Hazardous Gaming” To ICD-11 Draft

Gaming hazard

Gaming as an addiction isn’t the only thing that appeared in the ICD-11 beta draft for the World Health Organization’s upcoming update for listings of international diseases. According to Eurogamer, they recently spotted another new addition to the draft, this time including “hazardous gaming”. Continue reading “World Health Organization Adds “Hazardous Gaming” To ICD-11 Draft”

World Health Organization To Add Gaming Addiction As A Disorder In 2018

WHO Gaming Addiction

Multiple reports are indicating that the World Health Organization will finalize its draft in preparation for a diagnostic manual that will be published in 2018. The draft includes a new International Classification of Diseases under the ICD-11 category that will feature video game addiction as one of the newly added disorders. Continue reading “World Health Organization To Add Gaming Addiction As A Disorder In 2018”

Asian Countries Pushing For Video Game Addiction To Be Labeled A Disease, States Report

Video Game Addiction Disease

There’s been a push by certain scholars and those within the medical field to add video game addiction to the list of diseases in the ICD-11 categorization. The proposal would make video game addiction an internationally classified disease recognized by the World Health Organization. In a recent report, it was stated that this was actually being pursued and lobbied for by politicians in Asian countries. Continue reading “Asian Countries Pushing For Video Game Addiction To Be Labeled A Disease, States Report”

International Proposal Aims To Make Hardcore Gaming A Health Disorder

A new proposal in the ICD-11 categorization for the World Health Organization wants to add hardcore gaming to the list as a potential health risk and mental disease. The ICD-11 stands for the International Classification of Diseases. Continue reading “International Proposal Aims To Make Hardcore Gaming A Health Disorder”

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