Now Gaming disorder is part of Addictive behaviour disorder


Now Gaming disorder is part of Addictive behaviour disorder
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Now Gaming disorder is part of Addictive behaviour disorder

Now Gaming disorder is part of Addictive behaviour disorder

For the first time, ICD is classifying gaming disorder as an addictive behaviour disorder.

It means, now we can measure how many people are really affected in current digital world!!!

What is ICD?

ICD i.e. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems is the bedrock for health statistics. It maps and codes the various human health relevant conditions one can experience from birth to death.

One may think that ; I often play games on mobile, tablets and not to forget about my Mac...

Am I also suffering from it? Now I am really curios about knowing what exactly it means by gaming disorder???

Gaming disorder behaviour is characterized by three important diagnostic features: 

  • Impaired control over gaming
  • Increased priority is given to gaming over other activities and it takes precedence over other interests and daily routine activities. Also despite negative consequences, there is continuation or escalation of gaming.
  • The behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning .This change in behaviour pattern must have been evident for at least 12 months.

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