UK’S NHS TO LAUNCH A CLINIC FOR GAM­ING AD­DIC­TION

CEN­TRE OF IN­TER­NET DIS­OR­DERS TO BE A “LIFE-CHANGER”.

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In the wake of the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s of­fi­cial clas­si­fi­ca­tion of gam­ing dis­or­der as a men­tal health con­di­tion, a Lon­don hos­pi­tal is open­ing a clinic ded­i­cated to tack­ling gam­ing ad­dic­tion. While the clinic’s founder doubts this will re­sult in “an epi­demic” of peo­ple re­quir­ing treat­ment, she does be­lieve it will be a “life-changer” for many strug­gling with the dis­or­der. “I feel a mo­ral duty on be­half of the NHS to pro­vide the ev­i­dence-based treat­ment these young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies need”, she said, go­ing on to say that the cen­tre will ex­pand to also in­clude “other in­ter­net com­pul­sions … when fund­ing is avail­able.”

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