Is too much gaming now a disorder? Well, according to the World Health Organization, there is a condition known as “gaming disorder” which will be officially recognized as a disease later this year.
It turns out spending most of your time gaming is already an addiction and it is real, according to some experts, reports World of Buzz, “Gaming addiction is real and is defined as impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.”
This disease usually affects the younger generation which is more tech save and more connected to the online gaming world and a person who might be suffering from this disease will be diagnosed after 12 months.
“Gaming disorder is a relatively new concept and epidemiological data at the population level are yet to be generated but health experts basically agree that there is an issue. Official inclusion in the ICD is the next appropriate step as there are people who are asking for help to combat the problem,” Tarik Jasarevic, World Health Organization spokesman said.
Taking a time off from the chaos in reality and diverting your attention to the tech world is not so bad but we need to monitor our screentime because it might affect our health and worse, our social life.