Move over, ADHDers and PTSDers. There’s a new mental health condition in town and it’s called — video gaming.
And all the teenage-to-millennial-age boys go — eh, it’s better than getting a job.
But seriously, this is real. The World Health Organization just revised its disease classification manual to stipulate that the compulsive playing of video games is a psychological condition called “gaming disorder.”
Yes, gaming disorder.
A more apt name for it is Parents Who Enable Their Kids Syndrome.
“We come across parents who are distraught, not only because they’re seeing their child drop out of school, but because they’re seeing an entire family structure fall apart,” Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, spokeswoman for Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, told The Associated Press.