Is video game addiction a mental disorder?

Despite a recent classification from the World Health Organisation, there remains large disagreement in the scientific community about whether or not video game addiction is actually a mental disorder. Read some of the resources below to form your own opinion and then cast your vote!

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I was a games addict – The Guardian

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO – BBC

World Health Organisation says addiction to computer games is a mental health disorder – Evening Standard

Video gaming disorder to be officially recognised for the first time – New Scientist

Gaming addiction can be treated on the NHS after it is declared a medical disorder – The Telegraph

Gaming addiction probably isn’t a real condition – New Scientist

WHO classifying video game addiction as mental disorder enrages social media – The Independent

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown – BBC 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. arkaprabha92 says:

    Fascinating collection of articles! Learnt a lot over the course of this afternoon. Looking forward to more issues.

    Like

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