After the draft bill by International Classification of Diseases (ICD) list Gaming Addiction as a Mental Health Condition which you can read below, the ESA wishes to put there thoughts into the mix
The Entertainment Software Association has issued a statement which you can read below;
Just like avid sports fans and consumers of all forms of engaging entertainment, gamers are passionate and dedicated with their time. Having captivated gamers for more than four decades, more than two billion people around the world enjoy video games.
The World Health Organization knows that common sense and objective research prove video games are not addictive. And, putting that official label on them recklessly trivializes real mental health issues like depression and social anxiety disorder, which deserve treatment and the full attention of the medical community. We strongly encourage the World Health Organization to reverse direction on its proposed action.