So the very condition of gaming excessively is now a disorder, according to the WHO. But don’t worry – if you’re a transgender gamer, you only have one mental disorder: gaming. By 2018, the WHO is expected to declassify transgenderism as a mental disorder, as The Washington Postreported last year:
The proposals to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder have been approved by each committee that has considered it so far…Transgender activist groups have been working toward this for years, said Mauro Cabral, one of the program directors of the Global Action for Trans Equality.
Yes, you’re reading this correctly: gaming to the extent that you prioritize playing video games over “other life interests and daily activities” will be internationally recognized as a diagnosable mental illness, but believing that you are a member of the opposite sex isn’t a mental disorder at all – the only reason you’d be impaired by that condition is if society is mean to you, despite a lifetime suicide attempt rate of four in ten among transgender people.
And then the scientific community wonders why laypeople don’t take their completely anti-scientific redefinition of mental illness seriously?