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WHO just declared 'gaming disorder' as official

The WHO has granted the obsessive gaming phenomenon as a legit disorder and included it in the latest Internal Classification of Diseases edition.

Published: 19th June 2018 12:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2018 12:09 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

GENEVA: Do you feel you have no control when you are gaming? Are you putting your game ahead of everything? Well, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), you may be suffering from 'gaming disorder'.

The WHO has granted the obsessive gaming phenomenon as a legit disorder and included it in the latest Internal Classification of Diseases edition, TechCrunch reported.

Gaming disorder is diagnosed by three key signs, which admittedly are quite common. These include impaired control over gaming, increased priority given to gaming, and continuation of gaming despite negative consequences.

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