Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid “gaming disorder” becoming a formally recognized ailment.
Addiction to video games has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.
Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) show signs of improvement after playing a videogame for 30 minutes a day rather than taking a pill, the U.S. company developing the treatment said on Wednesday. Diagnoses for ADHD have risen in recent decades, and some 9.5 percent of children aged 3-17 in the United States had […]