Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, says World Health Organization

Here is some health news for people who are fond of video games. The World Health Organization has recognized addiction to video games as a mental health disorder.

Easy access to technology has made children and youngsters overexposed to video games. Children spend hours playing games on smartphones and tablets.

Spending too much time playing games on gadgets is a health hazard as per WHO.

WHO research on the effects of gaming has found that the addiction takes over the other interests of the players and they cannot detach themselves.

Gaming takes over the life of the gamers and impacts their social life causing long term mental issues.

World Health Organization maintains a directory that contains 55,000 injuries, diseases and causes of death from across the world. This list is regularly updated by the WHO to include newer health issues.

The addition of the ‘addiction to video games’ to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) indicates that parents should control the time children spend with gadgets.

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