Health Alert: Gaming Disorder

According to research, 9% of children in the United States who play video games are addicted to gaming.

Posted: Wed Jan 03 08:14:48 PST 2018
Updated: Wed Jan 03 08:14:48 PST 2018

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anderson and meteorologist dave holder." if you or someone you may know obsessively plays video games... you might be diagnosed with a new mental disorder ....in today's health alert.... the world health organization is expected to include "gaming disorder" on its list of mental health conditions in 2018 as a part of addictive behaviors. they define the disorder as a "persistent or recurrent" behavior pattern of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning." some experts disagree with labeling this "addiction" as a "disorder." research shows... almost nine percent of children who play video games in the united states are addicted -- similar numbers were found
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