Tuesday, June 19, 2018

YOU MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM THE "GAMING DISORDER MENTAL ILLNESS" ACCORDING TO WHO


The World Health Organization (WHO) has after thorough research approved and will add the GAMING DISORDER ILLNESS in their next update of the ICD; the International Classification of Diseases.

This means that gaming has also become one of the behaviours that can become questionable if people fail to regulate it, like gambling, alcohol intake, marijuana and others.

SYMPTOMS OF GAMING DISORDER

The WHO points out that these three signs will determine (over a 1-year period) if you have the illness 

  1. if a person loses control over their gaming habits
  2. if they start to prioritize gaming over many other life interests or daily activities
  3. if they continue playing despite clear negative consequences

Many people think gaming has little or no positive side but it enhances brain development, relieves stress and improves problem-solving abilities. Research on gaming still continues and he hopes for minimal negative effects in the future.



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