Excess gaming leads to poor mental health

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Video game addicts of the world: Your compulsion may be considered an official mental disorder. "Health professionals need to recognize that the gaming disorder may have serious health consequences".

A draft report is proposing "gaming disorder" and "hazardous gaming" labels for people who are consumed by gaming in unhealthy ways.

According to IFL Science, the draft for gaming as an addiction in the ICD-11 Beta Draft is still "not final" and is being updated on a daily basis. The drafting entry of this disease stated that victims of this disease will continue to play the game even after it starts fetching negative results.

While the ICD will be the first to official place video game addiction in its manual, it has been observed as a concern for almost five years.

The behavior is usually evident over a period of at least 12 months for the diagnosis to be assigned, although it may be a shorter period if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

Newsweek writes that gaming addiction has not been recognized as an official condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

"Not so sure that I actually agree with that, I think parents have a lot to do with what children do and how they're raised and they can help control and put boundaries on video games", Libby Raipstein, who was shopping for video games with her son, said. World Health Organization additionally takes note of that the individuals who prioritize computer games over "other life interests and daily exercises" and keep on escalating the sum that they play "despite the occurrence of negative consequences" are likewise demonstrating side effects of the recently classified disorder. But as with everything, moderation is key.

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