NPR: Is ‘gaming disorder’ an illness? WHO says yes (6 min)

May 28, 2019: NPR tells how The World Health Organization’s designation of gaming disorder as a behavioral addiction has caused controversy. The industry has pushed back, and some professionals feel the term ‘addiction’ might be harmful to teens developing their sense of identity. Others recognize that quitting technology “cold turkey” is impossible as technology is prevalent in schools and workplaces. You can read more about the issue here.


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