The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that too much is officially a mental health . The WHO has put "gaming " as a mental health on its official list of diseases. The is called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It says that gaming disorder happens when people cannot stop playing and gaming becomes more than other interests in life. The WHO says this must happen for at least a for a doctor to say someone has gaming disorder. Someone with gaming disorder will insist on gaming if they know they have a problem and they have suffered " consequences" from gaming too .
The WHO said doctors should be that addiction to gaming is a and present danger to people's health because it has "" consequences. A WHO spokesman said: "Most people who play video games don't have a disorder, just like people who drink don't have a disorder either. However, in certain , overuse can lead to adverse effects." Some doctors believe that too much gaming should not be considered a illness. Psychiatrist Allen Frances compared an addiction to gaming to addiction. He said: "Billions of people around the are hooked on caffeine for fun or better functioning, but only rarely does this cause more than its worth."