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Gaming Disorder: a new diagnosis

Friday 22nd June / presented by James Hall

The World Health Organisation has, for the first time, recognised “gaming disorder” – compulsive and obsessive playing of video games – as a diagnosable condition.  The suggestion that computer games could be bad for you has been around since the Commodore 64, carried on through the ages of the Nintendo and Sega Megadrive and persisted through the era of the Playstation and into the realm of today’s massive multi-player online games.

Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.  She spoke to Graeme Watson and he began by asking her about this new declaration from the World Health Organization.

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