If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, a doctor could diagnose you with official burnout syndrome, but The ICD-11 says that burnout is specific to work environments and "should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life".
Gaming disorder is in a subcategory in the ICD-11 called "Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors".
"The inclusion of gaming disorder in ICD-11 follows the development of treatment programmes for people with health conditions identical to those characteristic of gaming disorder in many parts of the world" a statement from the WHO (viaGamesIndustry.biz) reads, "and will result in the increased attention of health professionals to the risks of development of this disorder and, accordingly, to relevant prevention and treatment measures".More news: Mueller statement moves Cory Booker to back impeachment
There are several people who are addicted to Fornite, PUBG, GTA, and similar other games. It contains a chapter on mental, behavioural or neuropsychiatric disorders, which also mentions addiction to games.
Despite earlier reports to the contrary, World Health Organization does not classify the problem as a medical condition.
Under these new classifications, "Gaming Disorder" has been defined: "as a pattern of gaming behaviour ("digital-gaming" or "video-gaming") characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences". Typically, a patient must have shown symptoms for at least one year to be diagnosed.More news: Rafael Nadal's head-to-head record against Federer and Djokovic in Majors is brilliant
"Risk of abuse of a formalized new disorder that exclusively involves the behavior of playing video games-a stigmatized entertainment activity-can only expand the false-positive issues in psychiatry", the paper explains.
In addition to "gaming disorder", another entry included is "hazardous gaming" as "factor" that could influence a persons health status.More news: Kutcher Testifies About Knocking On Slain Woman’s Door
They should also be alert to changes in their physical or psychological health and social functioning which could be attributed to gaming.