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WHO recognizes 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition, industry fights back

WHO recognizes 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition, industry fights back

Ron Duwell

The World Health Organization (WHO) has followed up on plans to include “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The condition falls under “disorders due to addictive behaviors,”and it is already meeting resistance from lobbyist groups within the gaming industry. According to the WHO, “gaming disorder”...