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Compulsive video-game playing now classified as a mental health issue

Geneva --- The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying Gaming Disorder as a separate condition will serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue. Dr. Shekhar Saxena, director of WHO s d

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