People who spend countless hours playing video games could soon be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The World Health Organization will add Gaming Disorder to its International Classification of Diseases next year. That’s concerning news for the thousands of people who got a game under the tree for Christmas. According to the marketing group NPD, video game console spending in the U.S. is up 27
“percent from last year, up to $1.9 billion.
“We just don’t think it’s a good idea to let them spend hours playing video games,” said Knoxville mother Meredith Prince. Prince and her two sons have an understanding. “Just during the school year they can’t play during the week, and then they can play on the weekends,” Prince said. Video games have their place, but Prince limits them because she wants her boys to be active. READ MORE