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WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"

Following up on previous indications, the World Health Organization includes "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, reports CNN. "I'm not creating a precedent," says Dr. Vladimir Poznyak of the precedent, saying the WHO has followed "the trends, the developments, which have taken place in populations and in the professional field." The article looks at both sides of this, also quoting researchers critical of the change. Meanwhile, some of the WHO's statements about why this is necessary seem to indicate not all the facts are in yet:

Ultimately, WHO hopes that inclusion of gaming disorder in the classification will stimulate debate as well as further research and international collaboration, Poznyak said.

Game over, so to speak, is to "significantly reduce the current gaps in knowledge that we have when it comes to the prevalence of these conditions and when it comes to their nature and management."

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47. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 25, 2018, 14:57 Ant
 
hello newman wrote on Jun 25, 2018, 14:44:
Pics of the ex girlfriend please!

We can then reach scientific consensus as to how bad the guys' gaming problem is.
And their contact datas.
 
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46. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 25, 2018, 14:44 hello newman
 
Pics of the ex girlfriend please!

We can then reach scientific consensus as to how bad the guys' gaming problem is.
 
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45. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 25, 2018, 07:05 Ant
 
/.'s article

Everything can be addicting like Blue's News.
 
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44. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 24, 2018, 20:55 RedEye9
 
Marijuana addiction is real, and rising
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/24/marijuana-addiction-rising/

oh noes
 
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43. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 19, 2018, 16:06 Peter M. Smith
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 01:23:
Maybe she's just not desirable. But we're not allowed to call people fat and ugly anymore...

Not desirable? Obviously, playing the game was more desirable than sex. But fat shaming without knowing what a person looked like? Aren't you just a winner.
 
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42. "Gaming Disorder" Jun 19, 2018, 01:28 Kxmode
 
How to tell if someone has a "Gaming Disorder"

Normal: Bought a pack of Hearthstone cards for $5
Disorder: Spent $30,000 in Star Citizen (and doesn't have that kind of money)
 
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41. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 19, 2018, 01:23 ForgedReality
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 13:16:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 11:27:
If you sit on a bucket to take a shit instead of getting up from the PC because you're playing a game, you have a gaming disorder.

An excerpt from a conversation with an old girlfriend, complaining about the guy she dated after me:

"I hate Everquest."
"Why?"
"It's sucking up too much of [insert idiot's name, can't remember it] life."
"How bad is it?"
"He's not giving me enough attention. Last weekend he was playing the game, and ignoring me. So I stripped naked, sat on his lap facing him, and started chewing on his neck. He kept trying to look past me, ended up asking me to stop so he could play his game."


An early twenties man repeatedly turning down sex for a video game? Sounds like an addiction to me.

Maybe she's just not desirable. But we're not allowed to call people fat and ugly anymore...
 
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40. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 19, 2018, 00:53 eRe4s3r
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 19:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 18:23:
Replace game with religion and the text reads...

Religious disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent religious behavior (‘digital preaching’ or ‘video-preaching’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over religious behavior (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to religion to the extent that religion takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of religious activities despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of religious behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The religious behavior and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

Just saying, if you can reword your classification by just replacing a TOPICAL MARKER then maybe your classification needs work Or maybe the WHO is just applying a template and flings it at a wall to see what sticks.

Hyper religiosity that occurs outside of societal/cultural norms is more appropriately diagnosed under delusional and psychotic disorders

That's opening up way more questions than I dare to ask hehe
 
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39. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 21:25 NicklePop
 
Alamar wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 14:20:
I wonder how soon I can apply for government assistance for my disability... Which would give me more time to game... : )

Edit: I really should read previous comments before posting...

Democrat.
 
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38. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 19:19 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 18:23:
Replace game with religion and the text reads...

Religious disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent religious behavior (‘digital preaching’ or ‘video-preaching’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over religious behavior (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to religion to the extent that religion takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of religious activities despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of religious behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The religious behavior and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

Just saying, if you can reword your classification by just replacing a TOPICAL MARKER then maybe your classification needs work Or maybe the WHO is just applying a template and flings it at a wall to see what sticks.

Hyper religiosity that occurs outside of societal/cultural norms is more appropriately diagnosed under delusional and psychotic disorders

This comment was edited on Jun 18, 2018, 19:30.
 
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37. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 19:00 Hoop
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 16:39:
Hoop wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 16:35:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 11:27:
If you sit on a bucket to take a shit instead of getting up from the PC because you're playing a game, you have a gaming disorder.

Well I'm good then because I use a gaming laptop while sitting on the shitter.

Well its only really a problem if you have a mini fridge and microwave in there as well.


Well it's not the largest mini fridge & I definitely do not have a microwave for gods sake ..... it's more of a hot plate with a mini bake oven .... so no, all good.
 
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36. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 18:30 Kxmode
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 17:43:
LOL-- WHO ignores ebola but is all over gaming(right or wrong) what a useless organization.
[url=]https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/20/ebola-emergency-guinea-epidemic-who[/url]

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35. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 18:23 eRe4s3r
 
Replace game with religion and the text reads...

Religious disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent religious behavior (‘digital preaching’ or ‘video-preaching’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over religious behavior (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to religion to the extent that religion takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of religious activities despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of religious behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The religious behavior and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

Just saying, if you can reword your classification by just replacing a TOPICAL MARKER then maybe your classification needs work Or maybe the WHO is just applying a template and flings it at a wall to see what sticks.
 
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34. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 17:59 RedEye9
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 17:43:
LOL-- WHO ignores ebola but is all over gaming(right or wrong) what a useless organization.
World Health Organisation 'intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency'
Coin has 2 sides
Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO’s top Ebola official, maintains however that labelling the Ebola outbreak a global emergency would have been no magic bullet. “What you would expect is the whole world wakes up and goes: ‘Oh my gosh, this is a terrible problem, we have to deploy additional people and send money,’” he said. “Instead what happened is people thought: ‘Oh my goodness, there’s something really dangerous happening there and we need to restrict travel and the movement of people.’”
 
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33. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 17:43 Marvin T. Martian
 
LOL-- WHO ignores ebola but is all over gaming(right or wrong) what a useless organization.
[url=]https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/20/ebola-emergency-guinea-epidemic-who[/url]
 
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32. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 17:15 El Pit
 
Doctor: "I am sorry, Mrs. and Mr. Pit, but your son is sick. He has got a severe gaming disorder."
Parents: "Oh, my God, doc! Is there anything we can do?"
Doctor: "Yes. Sell his computer, bring him to church and pray to God for help. Also, you might want to buy him a gun and become NRA members. This should help him overcome hit gaming disorder. I got applications right here. And he needs to take lots of different addictive psychotropic drugs to overcome his addiction to gaming. They cost a lot of money but will help."

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And a whole family was turned into Trump supporters!

 
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31. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 16:58 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 15:59:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 14:31:
Beamer wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 13:40:
Do you guys get so offended when someone says that gambling addictions exist?

Or do you accept that while 99.9% of the population can gamble just fine, there exist some people for whom its massively addictive and problematic.

From there, can you admit that the people we occasionally hear about, such as the 9 year old that died playing mobile games earlier this month, or the people that die playing CS, have some sort of addictive issue?

And, lastly, can you name other areas like gambling and gaming in which the addiction is so high people will be unable to do anything else? I've never heard of anyone playing soccer to death, or having their lives ruined because they just needed to build one more birdhouse. Sure, we see it with substances, or with porn, but, I mean, those have classifications...

Then again, I do think I've seen at least one person in this thread try to claim that alcoholism doesn't exist because he can handle his beer just fine.
An addict/alcoholic is the last person to recognize they have an issue.

Beamer, thanks for a breath of reality filled fresh air in a thread tilted towards putrid negativity.


The only negative comment in this thread so far has been yours. Oh yeah and Cutter's, but then again thats Cutter.

Everyone else was just having a little bit of fun, but I guess it thats counts as negativity unless you yourself are posting it.

As for Beamer's comment I've reread the entire thread and the only comment that came accross as being offended was Cutter's.


I'm perfectly ok with mocking people who have gaming addiction. I mean, it may be cruel or wrong, but it is funny.

The only issue I have is people who mock whether it exists or not. "They just came up with it for money!" seems a kind of dumb thing to say. Not sure why I draw that line, maybe it's because it feels like some gamers think anything not rosey and glowing about games is an attack on all things games.
 
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30. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 16:45 RedEye9
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 16:39:
Hoop wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 16:35:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 11:27:
If you sit on a bucket to take a shit instead of getting up from the PC because you're playing a game, you have a gaming disorder.

Well I'm good then because I use a gaming laptop while sitting on the shitter.

Well its only really a problem if you have a mini fridge and microwave in there as well.
Cartman has it all figured out.
 
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29. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 16:43 saluk
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 13:16:
Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

It's a copy paste of the requirements for gambling disorder, so basically if you’re fucking up your life because you can’t stop gaming you’ve got a problem. I can’t say I particularly support it getting its own classification, the same thing can be said about any process addiction, like shopping, and treatment is more or less the same. Maybe someone with influence owns a gaming addictions treatment center.

To play DA, while known treatments may be similar, there may be nuances where having separate classifications may lead to better care. If gambling gets its own classification, why not gaming.
 
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28. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 16:39 Pigeon
 
Hoop wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 16:35:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 11:27:
If you sit on a bucket to take a shit instead of getting up from the PC because you're playing a game, you have a gaming disorder.

Well I'm good then because I use a gaming laptop while sitting on the shitter.

Well its only really a problem if you have a mini fridge and microwave in there as well.
 
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