Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019

"I believe World Health Organization classifying workplace burnout as an official medical diagnosis will lead business organisations to take work-life balance more seriously, and implement wellbeing programs to prevent workplace burnout", he said. CBS also included a survey from Gallup that found 1 in 4 respondents claimed to be feeling burned out "always" or "often".

About 167 million Americans played a video or mobile game past year, according to eMarketer.

The World Health Organization unanimously voted to recognize compulsive gaming, or 'gaming disorder, ' as an official disease at its 25th annual general meeting, taking place this weekend in Geneva, Switzerland.

Saxena said in for the vast majority, bouts of intense gameplay "is an occasional or transitory behavior", saying that problems emerge when the excessive gaming continues for a year or more, which might make a diagnosis of video game addiction disorder appropriate.

Now, according to CBS News, doctors can diagnose someone with the above three symptoms as suffering from burnout. The Global Video Game Industry Association is "concerned [WHO] reached their conclusion without the consensus of the academic community".

The video games industry, as you might expect, isn't happy.

According to the United Nations health agency, gender identity disorder is no longer classified as a mental disorder, NHK World Japan also reported.

The 194 members of the World Health Organization have officially recognized video gaming addiction as an illness. "There needs to be greater critical discussion on how we can more precisely measure and define this condition", she said in a statement. The ruling and induction was passed nearly a year ago and will go into effect the first day of January 2020. To determine whether someone has the disorder, he looks at whether their digital life is interfering with work, sleep, socializing or education, he told the BBC. "It's when gaming takes precedence over health, hygiene, relationships, finances, etc. Gaming itself is not a disorder", Dr. John Jiao, an emergency medical doctor, explained on Twitter.

As recently as May 24, a new rule issued by the Trump administration proposed the roll back of sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services, a move that U.S. LGBT rights groups have cautioned could result in a denial of needed medical care. Gaming addiction has been studied on numerous occasions and it's become a growing concern, especially with the evolution of gaming.