The NHS is due to launch its first ever clinic for internet and gaming addictions following growing concern over the problem and the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying it as a mental health condition. The clinic’s founder and psychiatrist Henrietta Bowden-Jones has stated that the issue has been acknowledged in a number of countries and that the clinic will really help those who struggle with any form of internet addiction, which is defined as behaviour “so severe it takes precedence over other life interests”. The centre will be a place of research, treatment and guidance to families.
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