Recent News

RECENT NEWS

Journalists and news outlets around the world continue to question and report on those critical of including "gaming disorder" in the
ICD-11. Following are recent articles featuring experts who encourage additional research and thoughtful consideration before continuing with the proposed inclusion. 

February 1, 2019 - Don’t Hate the Player: Controversy Over Gaming as Mental Disorder Levels Up - psychiatry advisor

january 10, 2019 - World Health Organization and ESA meet to discuss gaming disorder diagnosis - gamesindustry.biz

january 10, 2019 - Games industry asks WHO to hold fire on 'gaming disorder' - Reuters

December 20, 2018 - WHO and critics' panic over video games is unfounded - sinclair broadcast group

september 19, 2018 - Never mind the panic; the jury’s out on kids and screen time - new york daily news

August, 2o18 - They're so focused on the symptoms-checklist view - The psychologist

July 23, 2018 - Labeling People Video Game 'Addicts' Could Be a Massive Mistake - VICE

july 11, 2018 - ‘No evidence’ linking playing video games to addiction – the sun

june 28, 2018 - Why Is There a ‘Gaming Disorder’ But No ‘Smartphone Disorder?’ - the atlantic

june 25, 2018 - Fortnite gamers are motivated, not addicted - The Conversation

june 21, 2018 - 'gaming disorder' is not real and addiction claims are based on 'poor' research, scientists claim - metro

june 20, 2018 - Are video games really addictive? - the guardian

june 19, 2018 - Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, WHO says, but some health experts don't agree - usa today

june 19, 2018 - WHO CALLS GAMING DISORDER AN ILLNESS. EXPERTS SAY NOT SO FAST - wired

june 19, 2018 - ‘gaming disorder’ classified as a mental health condition, but is the move premature? - polygon

march 11, 2018 - Sense and Nonsense About Video Game Addiction - psychology today

December 28, 2017 - World Health Organization’s Junk Diagnosis For ‘Gaming Disorder’ Trivializes Mental Illness - HuffPost

december 27, 2017 - Experts Have A New Reason To Debate Whether ‘Gaming Disorder’ Is Real - kotaku 

november 2, 2017 - Being hooked on video games isn't necessarily an addiction — here's why - Business Insider 

october 26, 2017 - Internet Gamers Shouldn't Be Diagnosed With Mental Disorder, Study Shows - inverse

october 26, 2017 - Gaming addiction probably isn’t a real condition, study suggests - new scientist

april 1, 2017 - Video games aren't addictive - new york times

march 31, 2017 - WHO Seeks to Classify ‘Gaming Disorder’ as a Mental Illness, Claims ‘Enormous’ Stakeholder Pressure - breitbart

May 10, 2015 - Beyond moral panic: is there event a computer addiction? - KIT