Is Nonstop Gaming a Disorder?
The WHO has added Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) to its manual of psychiatric diagnoses. The disorder -- characterized by impaired control over gaming to the extent that it impairs personal, family, social, educational, and occupational functioning -- has the potential for overdiagnosis. According to the WHO’s definition, tens of millions of people -- mostly young people -- now have a mental disorder. However, many are skeptical that the disorder exists at all as a stand-alone problem. Others think it’s too difficult to distinguish between a bad habit and a disorder.
Are you for or against IGD being an official psychiatric disorder?
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