#1 - June 18, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
06/18/2018 07:51 AMPosted by WoodspathI wish game developers would make a little more effort than they do to defend their customers against these types of stigmas and promote the fact that gaming isn't just some kind of poison that we let into our lives.
"It is extremely important to note that the proposed draft circulating is not final and it is still under discussion and review. Experts worldwide are urging caution regarding the World Health Organization's proposed 'gaming disorder' as it may lead to misdiagnosis of real mental health conditions. It is concerning to see the 'gaming disorder' proposal in this draft despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community. The research supporting inclusion is highly contested and inconclusive. There is no objective evidence to define and diagnose overuse and that may result in misdiagnosis. The WHO should consider the mounting evidence put before them before inclusion next year of 'gaming disorder' in the final version of ICD-11."
- Entertainment Software Association, June 18, 2018