According to the World Health Organization (WHO), excessing gaming may be a psychological illness. From the new draft of the WHO’s 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which will be released annually, gaming illness will then be recorded. The symptoms include “diminished control over gaming,” as well as playing games within “everyday life pursuits and daily tasks,” resulting in “the incidence of adverse effects.” Here is the WHO draft:
The behavior pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in private, family, societal, educational, occupational, and other important areas of operation. The gaming behavior and other characteristics are typically evident over an interval of 12 or more months in order for a test to be assigned, although the mandatory duration might be shortened if all analytical requirements are satisfied and symptoms are severe.
So the condition of gaming too is presently a illness, in accordance with the WHO. But don’t worry — if you are a transgender gamer, then you only have one psychological illness: gaming. By 2018, the WHO is expected to declassify transgenderism as a psychological illness, as The Washington Post reported this past year:
The proposals to declassify transgender identity as a psychological illness have been approved by each committee that has considered it…Transgender activist teams have been working toward this for decades, said Mauro Cabral, among their program supervisors of the Global Action for Trans Equality.
It’s true, you are reading this correctly: gaming to the degree that you prioritize playing video games over “everyday life pursuits and daily tasks” will be internationally acknowledged as a diagnosable mental disorder, but believing that you’re a part of the opposite gender is not a psychological illness at all — that the only reason you would be diminished by that condition is if society would be mean to youpersonally, despite a life s*****e attempt rate of four in ten among transgender people.
And then the scientific community wonders why laypeople don’t take their completely anti-scientific redefinition of psychological illness badly?