There is just too much taxpayer money at stake to leave this pseudo affliction off the list. Can you imagine all the family counselors and psychologists and psychiatrists who stand to collect big bucks. I am sure there is a lobbyist in DC already writing the regs.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Doctors backed away on Sunday from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.
Addiction experts also strongly opposed the idea at a debate at the American Medical Association's annual meeting.
They said more study is needed before excessive use of video and online games -- a problem that affects about 10 percent of players -- could be considered a mental illness.