Monday, June 18, 2018

WHO Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' As Mental Health Condition

"Digital heroin?" Really? How did any of us live through our childhood? 

Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday.