'Gaming Disorder' - Just One of the Ways Technology is Affecting Health

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In 2018, the World Health Organisation stated that gaming disorder was to be included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11th revision. Whilst gaming disorder may be alarming and could evidently affect an individual's daily living, controversy surrounds this classification.

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The term gaming disorder describes a person who partakes in ‘gaming’ (video and digital games) to excess, may put the activity over other aspects of their life, and may no longer have healthy relationships, socialisation or daily routines/behaviours. In 2018, the World Health Organisation stated that gaming disorder was to be included in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 11th revision.


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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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