video game addiction

6 08, 2018

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition

2018-11-29T17:06:30+00:00August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition In the newest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, just released in June 2018, the World Health Organization has for the first time recognized “gaming disorder” as a legitimate mental health condition. The WHO is the first governing body to officially classify the behavior as a diagnosable illness. First Things [...]

31 01, 2017

Can Internet Gaming Addiction Really Be Addictive?

2017-04-13T18:01:59+00:00January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Many people scoff at the idea that things like video games and internet role playing games can actually be addictive. Yet, more and more healthcare professionals are recognizing the problem, and some governments, like South Korea, have gone so far as to declare it a national health concern. As of 2013, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders), [...]