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WHO’s ICD-11 Removes Gender Incongruence From, Adds Gaming Disorder To Mental Health Condition Classification

Newsweek: Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Illness, World Health Organization Says
“The World Health Organization no longer considers gender incongruence — a condition experienced by some transgender people — as a mental disorder. The United Nations health agency announced on Monday the condition, also known as gender dysphoria, has been reclassified as a sexual health condition…” (Gander, 6/16).

NPR: WHO Recognizes Gaming Disorder As A Mental Health Condition
“Gaming disorder, as in video games, is now an official mental health condition, according to the World Health Organization. But the idea of technology addiction is still controversial…” (Kamenetz, 6/16).

Additional coverage of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is available from The Advocate, HuffPost, Los Angeles Times, Out, and Wired.

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