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Posted 12/31/17 , edited 12/31/17

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This is fine it's for those who are addicted to the point they neglect their jobs and family or even commit suicide or hurt themselves if they can't game.


That's all I'm saying.
From what WHO has stated, it appears that this classification is limited to those who have allowed gaming to consume their lives to an unhealthy level.
It's no different than classifications for other addictions that can cause an individual to surrender quality of life in favor of the addiction.


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If I get gaming disorder can I claim welfare for mental disability then keep on playing games?
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I've been hooked since I was a kid. All those long years of beating the shit out of pixelated enemies have been well-spent.


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I always knew something was wrong with me. Ever since my dog died back in 04' I've always been addicted to GTA...something about pulling drivers out of their car and killing them has always brought piece and calm to my soul.

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Potentsaliva wrote:

I always knew something was wrong with me. Ever since my dog died back in 04' I've always been addicted to GTA...something about pulling drivers out of their car and killing them has always brought piece and calm to my soul.

RIP Puto


Hey have you tried out Saints Row 4? Its like GTA but your a super powered president. I tried it and it is amazing. Jumping over buildings then causing mass chaos is so much fun.
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Posted 1/1/18 , edited 1/1/18
Eh who cares what WHO says. I see gaming as a means of having fun. It's my way of passing time when I'm not busy with school work. If WHO wants to call me a mentally ill person for not spending time outside with friends (or lack thereof), they can go ahead. While they're getting upset over gaming being a mental illness, guess who just unlocked a new achievement!
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Posted 1/1/18 , edited 1/1/18

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Ah, from the title of the thread I thought Gaming Disorder meant sucking at games. Anyone remember that guy trying to do the Cuphead tutorial? I'd class that as pathologically incapable of gaming.


It wasn't just some guy it was an actual game reporter that had been reporting on games for a decade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=848Y1Uu5Htk

Even a self learning AI would do better than him.


Oh yes, it was. I'd definitely class that as a Gaming Disorder then, as it's his job.

Confirmed - Gaming Disorder is a mental health issue, we should treat it like a Learning Disability so these poor people can get the help they need.
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Posted 1/5/18 , edited 1/5/18
ESA rebukes World Health Organization 'gaming disorder' classification
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/312427/ESA_rebukes_World_Health_Organization_gaming_disorder_classification.php

gambling and now disorder..

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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
You do have extreme cases like this

Gilbert man admits hitting 4-year-old girl over spilled milk (on his Xbox)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jQOYwuRBzY

severe brain hemorrhage ? vaginal trauma?
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/13/18

jewishrapscallion wrote:

If I get gaming disorder can I claim welfare for mental disability then keep on playing games?


Not likely. Gaming disorder is mostly assumed to be a moral choice and not to some circumstances or psychological abnormality. If you did convince the authority that you have psychological disorder that override your morality, you likely cannot play vidoe games since videa games can have negative effects on your psychology; at most, the authority may likely make you play certain games that could act as an safer substitute.

You could likely gain some support from corrupted politicians who allow you to play video games of your preference and claim welfare just because you vote for them. In Toronto city of Canada from past decade, I heard of many witness reports about this of the Conservative Party especially with their Ford Nation faction: lazy alcoholic European Canadians with Aryan appearance get highly priority in public apartments than hard-working black people. The Conservative politicians setup their supporters as manager in those public apartments so they will allow the alcoholic aryans to openly smoke in public apartment despite the ban on smoking. Many residents of those apartment complain about the heavy foul odors from the alcoholic aryan daily but the managers would always cover up evidences of the smoking. At one time, a manager finally admit that they had known about the illegal smoking in the apartment for decade but then claim that they cannot "not put the smoker on the street" and hide the rehab that is available to the smokers.
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Posted 1/14/18 , edited 1/14/18
I know a person whose life is actually really badly affected by gaming, so I would be really glad to see that he would be able to get some help with it. It really has started to affect his everyday life to a point of no return.
I think gaming can be fatal addiction, there is a lot of examples of people dying of way too long gaming sessions.
I know there is propably gonna be alot of fake diagnosis, but atleast the ones who actually need help are capable of getting it.
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Posted 1/15/18 , edited 1/16/18
while you complain about your gaming addiction, I suffer from bipolar disorder!
doesn’t it just fall under preexisting DSM classification for addiction with some slight alterations? The problem is that virtually anything can be an addiction in itself and manifest as a mental illness, but when does it transition from an addiction to an illness? Therein lies the question. This is going to probably warrant a lot of misdiagnosis, and that’s coming from someone who was misdiagnosed repeatedly time after time, and long before I even turned 18.
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Posted 1/18/18 , edited 1/18/18

Kids Glued Smartphones, Video Games Could Signal Addiction
Is gaming disorder a real condition? What's true, what's not, and how to keep kids from too much screen time.

https://www.consumerreports.org/gaming/kids-glued-to-smartphones-video-games-could-signal-addiction/
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
Gaming disorder is likely one of those mental illness that is caused by problems in social relations like the community fragmentation in metropolitan cities of Western nations. The WEIRD culture, in its many forms, is rising in many metropolitan cities and this culture promote weak social bounding which than lead to disconnection to real-life community. Hopefully, the election of Donald Trump, along with the populist unrising in other Western nations, will encourage community participation of the metropolitan people in multiple ways.
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