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At its 72nd World Health Assembly last week, 194 members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) unanimously voted to adopt the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11).

All in a day’s work for the WHO, except that this version of the ICD includes a new disease, which many parents, stoners or boys who will not grow up may never have previously thought of as anything except a stupid annoyance. That is because in spite of opposition from the people who make millions from designing them, addiction to video games is now officially recognised as an illness...

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