Last weekend, the World Health Organization added to the international classification
What is known
Doctors have described the disease as a model of behavior, withwhich gives games more priority than other activities. To confirm the diagnosis of human behavior should greatly deteriorate, affecting relationships with loved ones, and the disorder itself manifests itself within 12 months.
"The inclusion of a game disorder in the compositionICD-11 occurs after many countries have developed treatment programs for people with impairments that are identical to those of a game disorder, and will encourage health workers to pay more attention to the risk of developing this disorder, and therefore and appropriate measures for its prevention and treatment, ”explains WHO.
At the same time, organizations from the gaming industry,like ESA, ISFE and UKIE, consider that WHO should reconsider the decision. Representatives said medical professionals should do more research, because a “play disorder” may be a symptom of another serious illness.
“WHO is a respected organization, and itsguidelines should be based on regular, inclusive and transparent conclusions supported by independent experts. There is not enough convincing evidence to justify the inclusion of a game disorder in one of the most important WHO regulatory documents, ”reads the Entertainment Software Association.
Despite criticism from representativesindustry, "gaming disorder" will fall into the ICD-11 is January 1, 2022. It is possible that until that time there will be new studies refuting the statements of WHO.