The World Health Organization believes disorder games is a disease officially

Added The World Health Organization WHO disorder the games to the International Statistical Classification of diseases and related health problems ICD, a reference to the diseases recognized and the diagnosis, so that an addiction to digital games as a disturbance in mental health.

The World Health Organization has advanced under the classification of “disorder” games on that disease, and after the matches started in the month of June 2018, the members decided to the World Health Organization of 194 member of the implementation of the proposal, known as ICD-11, in the World Health Assembly.


Classified disorder games as a kind of addiction, or a pattern of behavior games persistent or recurrent ( electronic games or video games), which may be connected to the internet (i.e. via the internet) or without internet connection, so that they do not take precedence over the concerns of the other life.

An expert said the World Health Organization on mental health and substance abuse, and Shekhar Saxena Shekhar Saxena: some of the worst cases seen in global research were among the players who play for up to 20 hours per day, and for sleep, meals, work or school and other everyday activities.

He stressed that there is only a small minority of people who play games, digital or video is that gonna be a problem, but he said: If you recognize the early warning signs may help prevent their occurrence, although this behavior is accidental or temporary, adding that in the case continued this behavior for almost a year, it is possible to then make a diagnosis of a potential disorder.

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In response to the decision to include addiction to games, he said, is trying to video games: enjoy more than two million people all over the world our products safely and sensibly across all types of genres and hardware platforms, adding that the educational value and therapeutic and recreational games are a good basis and widely recognized, and urged the World Health Organization to reconsider the decision.

And Stanley Pierre-Louis Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of the Association of recreation programs ESA, which represents video game industry in the United States, this step because they lack the foundations of research could lead to the banning of video games in different countries, explaining that the disorder of the play depends not on the evidence strong enough to justify its inclusion in one of the most important tools to put the rules in the World Health Organization.

He said ESA in a statement: the industry of video games world – including representatives from all over Europe, and the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, and Brazil. invites member states at the World Health Organization to reconsider its decision to include a disorder of the games in version XI of the International Classification of diseases ICD-11.

Covers the International Classification of diseases ICD, which has been updated throughout the past ten years, 55 thousand injury, surgery and disease, and forms the basis of the World Health Organization and other experts see health trends and respond to.

Said the Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom press Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement: allows us to the International Classification of diseases to understand a lot about the reasons why people get sick and die, take action to prevent suffering and save lives.

It uses the International Classification of diseases by insurance companies that are considered the costs on ratings of International Classification of diseases, and is considered the new version – known as ICD-11 – a fully electronic, so try to make it accessible to doctors and other health workers in all parts of the world.

World Health Organization said in a statement: submitted International Classification of diseases updated to the member states in the World Health Organization’s annual World Health Assembly in May 2019 for adoption in the month of January 2022.


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