Gaming addiction listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Evidence shows that gaming addiction is best viewed as a coping mechanism associated with underlying problems such as anxiety or depression.
It’s been argued that – like debates surrounding gaming and aggression – concerns about gaming addiction might reflect a moral panic instead of solid science.
ICYMI: WHO is about to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to support this. OII's Prof Andy Przybylski writes from The .
Video game addiction is best viewed as a coping mechanism associated with underlying problems such as anxiety or depression, evidence shows
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It's worth nothing that there has been no new evidence published that suggests this is a good idea since a 30+ scholar consortium pointed out problems with gaming in #icd11.