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Gaming disorder: What every parent needs to know

If you've ever wondered whether your child's gaming habit was crossing the line, now you can find out for sure. Here's what the experts have to tell you about gaming disorder, and how to help your child recover.

Gaming disorder: What every parent needs to know
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If your child is a Candy Crush Saga or Fortnite fanatic, he’s not alone.

In fact, according to a study by the Entertainment Software Association, 65 percent of American households are home to someone who plays video games regularly.

With gaming so easily accessible thanks to mobile devices and free-to-play games, it’s not surprising that gaming addiction is on the rise.

Some experts even say video games can have the same addictive qualities as drugs or alcohol.

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What is gaming disorder?
What is gaming disorder?
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The World Health Organisation just announced the addition of gaming disorder as a new illness.

They say it’s a potentially serious mental health condition.

Gaming disorder is defined by the patient giving increasing priority to online and offline gaming on any platform - mobile phones, tablets or console games - over other activities.



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