The joint committee said the local gaming culture and industry faces a serious crisis due to the WHO's decision.
A patient can be diagnosed with gaming disorder if they have trouble controlling the behavior, are only or predominately interested in gaming and continue gaming despite negative consequences.
However, not everyone agrees that "video game addiction" is something that can be diagnosed or treated.
The 194 members of the World Health Organization voted to classify "gaming disorder" as a disease. As Polygonpoints out, Gaming Disorder is listed right after Gambling Disorder and is nearly a word-for-word copy of the latter, only "gambling" is replaced with "gaming".
When asked to elaborate on the decision, Dr Douglas Gentile, a psychologist and Laboratory Head at the Iowa State University Media Research Lab, told Kotaku that "gaming addiction has always been a problem for some and has been a highly debated and often discussed topic among health officials, gamers, researchers and politicians".
"The WHO is an esteemed organization and its guidance needs to be based on regular, inclusive, and transparent reviews backed by independent experts".
According to Walker the next conversation should be with a medical professional to help confirm a diagnosis and determine how to treat the symptoms.
I'm still not even close to being over it yet, and I honestly might never be. "I love you for it, and thank you so much". Harington looks across the room at Clarke, who wryly smiles and nods before sinking comically into her chair.
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Israeli parliament vote triggers early election
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Race to lead Britain out of European Union pits old foes
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Iran rejects US offer of talks
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Search resumes for missing 5-year-old Logan girl
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