According to the World Health Organization it will be, starting next year. 6 ABC News Philadelphia (@6abc) reports, playing video games too much and too often will be recognized as a mental health disorder beginning next year. Gaming Disorder will be added to the official list of diseases.
Symptoms include the inability to control when and how to play video games. Another symptom is when a person picks playing video games over other interest in life and keeps playing despite negative consequences. Experts say the decision does not mean that playing video games is a problem, however, it should all be seen in context of when, why, and how much a person plays video games. Gaming Disorder being added to the list means the disease will be recognized by doctors and insurance companies. I just have one question. Where do I sign up to receive my medication and get a check for having this disease?