In June, the World Health Organization recognized video game addiction as a mental health disorder. It described the addition to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes so extensive that it ‘takes precedence over other life interests.”

In a dzBB interview on Sunday, IT expert Jerry Liao said gaming addiction may even worsen in the future given how technology is developing; he points out to VR aka virtual reality where the player himself is already in the game.

But he is quick to make a clarification: gaming is not bad. It actually has benefits — it helps make studying more fun, and helps with critical thinking

– LA, GMA News

Read more: 3 Ways to Avoid Gaming Addiction

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