Is 'Gaming Disorder' An Illness? WHO Says Yes, Adding It To Its List Of Diseases

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By Anya Kamenetz

They are popular. They are controversial. And now, video games have just become an internationally recognized addiction.

On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction.