So that fourth or fifth hour of Call Of Duty you’re on may prove you to be a victim of the latest “illness” that’s been added to the list.
Remember how I said “selfitis” is now a proven mental illness if you post too many selfies? (You don’t? It’s right here) – Well, posting selfies is one thing, but now it’s video games. Too much video game playing could mean you have an addiction or an actual mental illness.
New Scientist says,
“The WHO is to include gaming disorder in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time. This widely used diagnostic manual was last updated in 1990, and the latest version – called ICD-11 – is set to be published in 2018. The draft currently lists a variety of criteria clinicians could use to determine if a person’s gaming has become a serious health condition. According to this draft, someone has gaming disorder if they give increasing priority to gaming “to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests”, and that they will continue.”
First, social media. Then selfies. And now video games. What’s gonna be the next one?
Maxim has more of the story here.