It’s official. The World Health Organization has added video game addiction to its international Classification of Diseases database.
Video game addiction is characterized by “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that “takes precedence over other life interests.”
Experts say only a small fraction of gamers will develop “gaming disorder”, but there have been reports of people who have played for 20 hours straight, missing meals, not sleeping, skipping work and school, and checking out of other typical activities.
Okay. How do you treat this? Will medication be prescribed? I’m sure the WHO will have recommendations in the upcoming months.
We’ve been known to play a game for a good straight hour. But If you’re gonna go blind from something, wouldn’t you rather… you know…?
We’re not making fun of any illness. But we wonder if we develop this illness if that means we don’t have to work anymore…
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