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World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

World Health Organization declares compulsive video gaming a mental disorder

VIDEO gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organisation (WHO ) said today, in a much-anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). "We welcome the inclusion of gaming disorder in ICD-11, which will over time help to understand the true prevalence of harmful gaming". Are you concerned they have compulsive habits? "It's sending a very strong message that the rest of the world is no longer considering it a ...


Theresa May tells taxpayers to expect to pay more to fund NHS

Theresa May tells taxpayers to expect to pay more to fund NHS

The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "responsible" approach to the plan, which will see an extra £20.5 billion per year going to the NHS by 2023/24. No. While the 3.4% funding increase is welcomed, the IFS has argued that the NHS needs something along the lines of a 5% increase in the short run to make a "modest improvement" on its current situation.


Gaming addiction declared a mental disorder

Gaming addiction declared a mental disorder

The World Health Organization on Monday officially recognized "gaming disorder " as a condition in its International Classification of Diseases , saying that it is possible to be addicted to video games. 'The gaming prompts a neurological response that influences feelings of pleasure and reward, and the result, in the extreme, is manifested as addictive behavior'.



Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The agency described the addiction as a "pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive it "takes precedence over other life interests".


David Spade Donates $100,000 for Mental Health in Honor of Sister-in-Law Kate

David Spade Donates $100,000 for Mental Health in Honor of Sister-in-Law Kate

Several high-profile suicides have been the focus of a national conversation, and recent numbers show that the rate in New Hampshire is up almost 50 percent over the past 20 years. Engaging in exercise after a stressful week at work can be very beneficial and if exercising becomes a regular part of person's life, it has been medically proven to help keep a person in a better mood.