World Health Organization Deems Gaming Addiction as Mental Disorder
Get ready ladies and gentleman, we now have a new disease.
It is not too often that I will pick a side or give my opinion on things, but this will be one of those times. This is one of the dumbest things I have seen in awhile. The World Health Organization has deemed gaming addiction as an actual mental disorder. To solidify it, they even added it to the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases and called "Gaming Disorder."
Sure, I am in no way an expert on diseases. This is just my opinion. I understand that people can get addicted to anything. Maybe it was just how I was brought up. We were only allowed so much time to play a video game and then we had to do something else. I get that games are way more prevalent in the world today, but outside activities are still around. They haven't been outlawed.
Maybe I'm just too harsh, but turn off the damn game and make the kid go outside and do something.
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