That's not what they're saying.
Gaming disorder as defined by the WHO is "characterized 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. For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning and would normally have been evident for at least 12 months."
Nobody is saying that playing video games in your spare time is a disorder. What they're saying is that when it reaches the level of an addiction that severely and detrimentally impacts your ability to function, then it's a problem. And they're correct.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 19 June 2018