Compulsive Video Gaming Classified as Mental Disorder

There have been many articles coming out with the recent announcement by the World Health Organization naming “Compulsive Video Gaming” as a mental disorder. This is not a good thing. The fact that we’ve gotten to this point shows just how far we’ve gotten away from what matters and although it’s not too late to make this better, it’s going to take a lot of time, effort, energy, and people to get this right.

Here are a few articles talking about the recent announcement:

CBC – https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/who-declares-video-game-addiction-mental-disorder-1.4710500

Esquire – https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/health/a21595645/video-games-new-mental-health-disorder

BBC – https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42541404

NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/business/video-game-addiction.html

CNN – https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/health/video-game-disorder-who/index.html

Psychology Today – https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/modern-mentality/201803/world-health-organization-considers-gaming-disorder

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