Video game addiction now classified as a mental disorder

Some have said it’s addictive, while others have said it’s simply a fun way to pass the time, but now health officials are declaring that there is indeed an addiction to video games.

The World Health Organization added¬†video game addiction to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), making it officially a health issue in the eyes of many. The official term for it is “Gaming Disorder” and it has been a decisive issue within the gaming world with many feeling like it’s an attack on the genre.

This video from Australia’s ABC breaks down the science behind gaming addiction.

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