It means you're unlikely to claim any disability benefits because you game a lot, because you're all a balanced lot who play games in a healthy way.
It characterised the addiction as when one has impaired control over their gaming behaviour, and as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities".
It added that such behavioural pattern would normally have been evident for at least 12 months.
Video games are built on the same types of algorithms that make other types of games and media addictive, including smartphones and social media.
The classification could help to identify those who are hooked on video games, as addicted young gamers often don't seek help for themselves, according to researchers.
Ultimately though, not everyone is on board with gaming disorders being considered a mental health condition.
The inclusion of "gaming disorder" in WHO's revised catalogue of diseases met with resistance, both from industry and some experts.
TRANSGENDERISM is no longer listed as a "mental disorder" in the World Health Organisation's updated catalogue of diseases.
Many times, health care companies and insurance companies use the World Health Organization's definitions of disorders to determine coverage for treatment. "It is concerning to see the "gaming disorder" proposal in this draft despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community".
"Be on the lookout", he said, noting that concerns should be raised if the gaming habit appears to be taking over.
Saxena said parents and friends of video game enthusiasts should still be mindful of a potentially harmful problem.
"Video game violence & glorification must be stopped-it is creating monsters!" "He waits till we go to sleep he sneaks in there, I wake up go to work and he's in there playing the game".
The designation may "help legitimise worries about video game fans who neglect other parts of their lives" and make gamers more willing to seek treatment, says the USA newspaper.