'Gaming Disorder' is a Real Thing Now
In June, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally released a diagnosis for “gaming disorder.” This marks the first time a hobby has been classified as a disease.
The pending announcement had already been controversial. The American Psychological Association’s Media Psychology and Technology division released a policy statement opposing the WHO’s decision.
Twenty eight scholars who study problematic gaming also wrote an open letter to the WHO opposing the decision. The opposition of these scholars tends to take three forms.
Source: The Hill
This is ridiculous, by this logic then anything can be a disorder. The fact that people die from playing games is irrelevant, people are responsible for themselves and if they end up in seriously bad shape or even dead then they've got no one to blame but themselves. Now, parents who let his/her kid play too much then the parent is to be blamed for being incompetent at doing his/her job (tablets/consoles aren't nannies).
Is "Painting Disorder", "Chair Disorder", "Ball Disorder", "Water Disorder", "Floor Disorder", "Sky Disorder", "Vacuum Disorder" and so on all going to be official disorders by WHO?
Such a progressive world we live in!
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