WHO set to declare Video games addiction as Mental disorder

WHO set to declare Video games addiction as Mental disorder

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Addiction to video games will soon be classified as an official mental disorder, courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Falling under the same umbrella as gambling addiction, “Gaming Disorder” was added to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

Better known as ICD-11, the classification serves as the international standard for diagnosing health-related issues. According to USA Today, the updated list will go into effect starting January 2022.

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