The disorder is defined in draft form as a condition if someone gives increasing priority to gaming "to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests", according to New Scientist.
"Gaming Disorder" is all set to be classified as a mental health condition in World Health Organization's global list of illnesses for the first time next year, according to the Independent.
The description of the condition continues: "The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning".
If the definition becomes official in the 11th version of the ICD, it would mean doctors, healthcare workers, and insurance companies could diagnose the behavior. The WHO says that a diagnosis can be assigned after a period of 12 months, except when "all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe".
Researchers in psychology have already been discussing and debating the issue of gaming as a disorder, attempting to define the difference between spending a lot of time at it and addiction. But ICD-11, which will be rolled out in 2018, will include a new proposed class of mental conditions called "gaming disorder".
Video games, like many other forms of entertainment can be a really addictive thing.
Just how bad would a case of gaming disorder have to be in order to be considered a legitimate mental health concern? Among those additions is "gaming disorder" characterized by playing an excessive amount of video games.
A disturbance headed to IN will bring widespread snow showers starting early tomorrow morning into the evening hours. Beside some passing snow showers, skies will clear and temperatures will fall back below freezing.
After the September nuclear test, the Security Council capped refined petroleum exports to North Korea at 2 million barrels. Facing a shortage of food, North Korean soldiers have been raiding farms to secure food supplies for the military.
Walsh said three people were injured, with two refusing transport and a third transported to a hospital in good condition. The fire departments in the area, which hold a toy drive every year are letting the family get gifts from the drive.
Spurs welcome Southampton to White Hart Lane this afternoon and get a bumper day of Premier League action underway. This season has been something of a horror show for Virgil van Dijk and Southampton .
Whether or not OnePlus takes SensibleVision up on their offer remains to be seen as the company has yet to comment on the matter. That makes for a facial scan that's less secure and unique, but also faster, and crucially, one that's only based in software.
Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, was feeding the birds when she was viciously attacked by the pit bulls at her residence. According to the Bell County Sheriff's Office, the man shot and killed one of the dogs, but the other ran off.
The oath was administered by the State Governor, Om Prakash Kohli at at Sachivalay Ground in Gandhinagar. Among those who lost, two were cabinet ministers - Dalit leader Aatmaram Parmar and Chiman Shapariya.
The Steelers defensive scheme changed some this season, but Harrison could also have very little left in the tank. Chances are that if the Pats make it to the AFC title game, they're going to be staring back at Pittsburgh.
Rajinikanth also made it clear that the decision that will be announced, will not necessarily be an entry into the politics. For months, the superstar whose fans call him "Thalaivar" or "Ultimate Boss", has been cryptic about diving into politics.
For high data users, the Rs 299 plan offers free voice, unlimited data, which means 2 GB "high speed" 4G data per day, Jio said. Recently the company also announced to extend its triple cash back offer which was announced last month.
Christmas celebrated in Odisha
For members of the Christian faith, Christmas is the day that the son of God, Jesus Christ was born. Charles Catholic Church in Lima held their Christmas Day mass this morning.
Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district
He, along with other priests, marched in a procession as they carried the Infant Jesus from the Church and placed it in the crib. The churches as well as the homes of the Christian community have been decorated and Christmas trees have also been installed.