It’s (Almost) Official: Gaming Addiction Is a Disease

If you’re addicted to video games then you may actually have a mental health condition. That is at least according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which has added “Gaming Disorder” to the latest draft of the 11th edition of the International Compendium of Diseases (ICD). Ever since video games entered the mainstream people have suggested that this benign hobby can be bad for you. Video games have been blamed for all sorts of things, including childhood obesity, gun violence, and depression. This is bunkum, but gaming addiction may just be real. Addicted to Playing Video Games The WHO tracks…

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