Gaming Disorder to Be Recognized in 2018

Gaming Disorder will be added to the official list of diseases by The World Health Organization next year.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 9:05 PM
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 11:00 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Starting in 2018, Gaming Disorder will be added to the official list of diseases by The World Health Organization. 

This means that both doctors and insurance companies will recognize the disorder. 

Experts say that playing video games in itself is not anything to worry about. Red flags to look for include neglecting personal interests in life, continuing to play games despite negative consequences, and not knowing how to control when or how to play. 

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