Video game addiction is a mental health disorder: World Health Organisation

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Gaming disorder

BBC News – Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

 

What is gaming disorder?

Gaming disorder is defined in the draft 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.

For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning and would normally have been evident for at least 12 months

 

‘Internet Addiction Disorder’s   mental,   physical and Emotional symptoms

depression
dishonesty
Guilt feeling
चिंता (anxiety)
Isolation
no sense of time

loneliness
fear
boredom

pain in lower back

backache

headaches

insomnia

poor nutrients

dry eye

weight gain or loss

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome