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Should Gaming Addiction Be an Official Disorder?

The latest draft of the World Health Organization’s International Compendium of Diseases (ICD) contains verbiage that would officially place gaming addiction next to gambling and alcoholism as a potential diagnosis for dependent gamers.

Is gaming a disease, a symptom, or simply a pastime? We discussed potential outcomes on this week’s show.

If you enjoy this segment, you can catch the #GameDev Breakdown podcast here on the site, or at SoundCloud. We’ll post the full video show here on Friday.

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By Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell is an independent game developer and freelance journalist. He is the founder of CodeWritePlay where he produces and hosts the GameDev Breakdown and GameDev Breakdown Radio podcasts. Follow him @Mechatodzilla.

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