Discussions on the potential harmfulness of some types of video games in recent years have become increasingly heated after the World Health Organization decided to include dependence on video games on the list of officially recognized diseases.
After the announcement dating back to last summer, the NHS, the British health system, announced the opening of the first center to treat precisely this dependency in the United Kingdom. The clinic will open its doors this month, will focus on patients aged 13 to 25 and will be located near another center, the one to treat gambling addiction.
He spoke of Simon Stevens, NHS CEO England, who again called up to the responsibilities software company: “The health needs are constantly changing, which is why the NHS can never stay still. This new service is a response to an emerging problem, part of the growing pressures that children and young people are exposed to today, but the NHS should not only serve to collect the pieces, companies have a responsibility towards their users and shareholders, and should do their best to prevent obsessive or harmful disorders , instead of trying to monetize thanks to them “.
The Center will be directed by Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, who said: “The gaming and internet addiction center is the first and only NHS specialist service. I am proud to guide it and thankful to the NHS for recognizing the problem, which will now enable us to help thousands of young people in need “.
What do you think of the situation? Is the appeal to the responsibility of the English health system right? Will we ever see such a clinic born in our country?