For Video Gaming Addiction Researchers Release New Test

By Staff Reporter , Updated Jun 11, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
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Academic researchers from universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Australia have released a new psychological test that allows gamers to determine whether they suffer from "gaming disorder," an addiction first recognized as a form of mental illness by the World Health Organization last year.

WHO does not classify playing video games as a disorder, even in large amounts. Rather, like other types of addiction, the organization classifies gaming disorder as the playing of games to the detriment of the rest of a person's life, typically in a span extending for longer than a year.

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