VIDEO GAME ADDICTION IS A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION?

June 19, 2018


Are you addicted to to video gaming?

The World Health Organization has officially classified video game addiction as a mental health condition for the first time ever, but some psychologists aren't convinced.

It's called "gaming disorder," and it's included in the 11th edition of their "International Classification of Diseases", and it gives the addiction a significant boost in credibility, and could help make it easier for people who have it to get the proper treatment.

But some psychologists aren't convinced it should be considered on the same level as other additions, like drugs or even gambling, because they say video game addiction rarely stands alone, and it's usually a side effect of anxiety or depression.

They've found that when those get treated, the amount a person plays video games tends to drop.

Tom says he has an addiction.....but we think that his addiction is to food..  :)




(CNN)