WHO, the World Health Organization, has made gaming disorder a disease. Outrageously, this part of modern society, which was made for our entertainment and enjoyment, has become a disease. But worse, this “disease” is scaring parents and is causing mayhem in many households. An article based on Gaming Disorder has information on why it is a disease and how it can show.

“What is gaming disorder? Gaming disorder is defined in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning and would normally have been evident for at least 12 months.”

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Parents, who think that their kids have a disorder,  would restrict them from using these devices or limit their usage of it; however, the users of the electronic device could be impacted in negative ways, as they could become frustrated, depressed, etc. When a student heads home from school, s/he will not be able to have the fun and relaxation they need after a long day of school and homework. When thought about, gaming could actually motivate students to finish a day of work. Agree or disagree? Please comment on this article or write your own.

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