WHO to add ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental condition in 2018

For the first time, WHO will add gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD).  The ICD — a diagnostic manual that’s published by the WHO — was last updated 27 years ago, in 1990. The 11th edition of the manual is due in 2018, and will include gaming disorder as a serious health condition to be monitored.For the first time, WHO will add gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD).  The ICD — a diagnostic manual that’s published by the WHO — was last updated 27 years ago, in 1990. The 11th edition of the manual is due in 2018, and will include gaming disorder as a serious health condition to be monitored.

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