World Health Organization Will No Longer Classify Trans People as 'Mentally Ill'

World Health Organization Will No Longer Classify Trans People as 'Mentally Ill'

The World Health Organization will end its practice of classifying transgender people as “mentally ill,” the WHO announced today. The U.N.’s health agency uses the term “gender incongruence” to describe individuals whose gender identity is different from what they were assigned at birth. The term will be moved within the organization’s influential International Classification of […]

UVic gaming expert feels WHO wildly exaggerates "gaming disorder."

UVic gaming expert feels WHO wildly exaggerates "gaming disorder."

David Leach, director of digital storytelling and social simulation at the University of Victoria and chair of the school’s writing department, thinks the World Health Organization’s decision to classify “gaming disorder” as an addiction is alarmist. (Submitted photo) Submitted / PNG Saying video games are potentially addicting is a sweeping generalization, like saying magazines or […]

The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

The United Nations health agency announced Monday in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that “gender incongruence” — the organization’s term for people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were assigned at birth — has been moved out of the mental disorders chapter and into the organization’s sexual health chapter. […]

World Health Organization Plans to Classify Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition

World Health Organization Plans to Classify Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition

​The World Health Organization has plans to classify “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its new comprehensive manual of disease classifications.  People who obsessively play video games could soon have a formal diagnosis of addiction. The World Health Organization plans to classify “gaming disorder” as a mental heath condition in the newest edition of […]

Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness: World Health Organization

Transgenderism No Longer A Mental Illness: World Health Organization

France and Denmark have already taken steps to reclassify transgenderism off mental health issues. (File) Geneva:  Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation. The World Health Organization issued a new catalogue on Monday covering […]

World Health Organization classifies 'gaming disorder' as a mental health disorder

World Health Organization classifies 'gaming disorder' as a mental health disorder

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