Gambling addiction officially recognized as a disease

Gambling addiction officially recognized as a disease

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The World Health Organization has officially recognized gambling addiction as a disease. According to RIA-Novosti, gambling addiction was included in the latest update of the International Classification of Diseases – ICD-11.

The document states that gambling addiction is a new type of mental disorder.

In order to be diagnosed with gambling addiction, it is necessary that the patient shows signs of gambling disorder throughout the year, affecting various aspects of life.

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