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Videogame addiction is now an officially recognised illness


Excessively playing videogames has officially been classified as a disorder by the WHO. — dpa

Excessively playing videogames has officially been classified as a disorder by the WHO. — dpa

Excessively playing videogames has officially been classified as a disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

The WHO has decided to include “gaming disorder” in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which will be released on June 18, alongside gambling addiction. 

   

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