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Mon May 27, 2019, 05:43 AM

WHO terms 'gaming disorder' a modern disease

WHO terms 'gaming disorder' a modern disease
By Yang Yang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-05-27
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201905/27/WS5ceb7b97a3104842260bdfe4.html


A Chinese mobile game player plays a multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, on his smartphone in Ji'nan, East China's Shandong province, on March 16, 2018.


The World Health Organization added "gaming disorder" to its list of modern diseases for the first time on Saturday at the 72nd World Health Assembly, Ecns.cn reported on Monday.

Treatment and prevention measures will be proposed before Jan 1, 2022, when the WHO's 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) comes into effect.

The WHO added in June last year gaming addiction under its section of potentially harmful technology-related behaviors, including too much use of "the internet, computers, smartphones" and more, as reported by the US tech review site CNET.

Gaming disorder was included in the ICD-11, which was adopted on May 25, as a clinically recognizable and significant syndrome, of which young people are notably at risk, in 2018, according to a message by Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Americas.

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YEAH - I get that. Heck, even though I rarely get visitors in the boonies, my guests are put out at my request they leave their cell phones alone . . .

However, for the enterprising entrepreneur, opportunities exist . . . .





But then, one has to wonder about the afterlife . . . .





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akaConcernedCanuk May 2019 OP
Frankenvoter May 2019 #1
Bob the Bilderberger May 2019 #2
Ax Crazy May 2019 #3
akaConcernedCanuk May 2019 #4
Lowrider1984 May 2019 #5
Muddling Through Jun 2019 #6

Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:51 AM

1. If kids were demanding a pack of cigarettes the way they think they need a phone in order to fit in

People wouldn't be as quick to allow them to get hooked on one. But the addiction to, as well as withdraw from, are exactly the same.

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:30 AM

2. A bought a Pong game when it first came out back in the early 70s

I forget the exact year. That was pretty much my history of gaming. Even though I've worked in the computer industry since then, I never wanted to play computer games.


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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:00 PM

3. I'm inclined to take gaming compulsion somewhat seriously.

I've never experienced it firsthand, but hearing and reading other people's accounts is heartwrenching. The Extra Credits YouTube channel has a multi-part series on it, including a personal account by one of their team. It was a little bit chilling to watch, as I could have easily gone down the same road when I was younger.

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Response to Ax Crazy (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:34 PM

4. . . . I'm inclined to take gaming compulsion somewhat seriously. . . .

as am I.

Sometimes my attempts at levity defeat my purpose, but I think that our global addiction to our new technology is dangerous . . . .

and downright disheartening.

I meet friends I haven't seen for ages, but their cell phone addiction prevents them from having a single uninterrupted discussion with me . . .

and GAMERS???? Some of them get utterly lost in it . . . .

ok - I'll admit - I can get "lost" in Solitaire for a few hands



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:42 PM

5. The same week that they announced this change

they also announced that being a tranny is NOT a mental disorder.

So being hooked on a video game is a mental problem
but being a guy who "thinks' he is a girl is perfectly sane?

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 05:58 PM

6. I was going to reply earlier, but got caught up playing Skyrim.

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