INTERNATIONAL_ Recently, in its report, the WHO Health Organization officially confirmed that game addiction is a psychological disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called video game addiction a disease. Game addiction has been included in the register of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). An updated version of the document has been published on the medical institution’s website.
According to the WHO classification, the disease is called gaming disorder. This activity is characterized by a constant or periodic loss of control over time spent playing video games. Additionally, symptoms include a shift in priorities in life from daily living to games. Game addicts do not like to work, eat or rest, but only like to play games.
Symptoms may be intermittent or intermittent. Doctors can make an appropriate diagnosis if they perceive the harmful effects of video games on patients in a year.
The ICD is the main international document used to classify diseases globally. WHO has revised its standards since 1948. The previous version of the document was adopted in 1990.
Meanwhile, to prevent game addiction from getting worse, the Game Working Committee and the Digital Publishing Association together with 213 member companies such as Tencent and NetEase have jointly issued the Convention.
This Convention is the regulation on Combating Game Addiction and Game Industry Self-Discipline. Currently, 411 Chinese game companies in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong have signed agreements to combat game addiction up to now.
A recent conference in China showed that the game control policy here has been highly effective over the past year. With the development of the digital age, the age of Chinese internet users is getting younger and younger. Statistics show that by 2020, the number of minors using the Internet in the country of billions of people has reached 183 million, and the rate of Internet use by minors reaches 94.9%.