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Dr. Julio Licinio’s Take On Who’s Controversial Decision To Declare Video Game Addiction As Mental Disorder

June 7, 2019 by Julio Licinio  

People are engrossed by the video game more often nowadays, but for some people, it has become an addiction. In a recently published official diagnostic manual of the World Health Organization or WHO, they formally distinguish the ‘gaming disorder’ and mark it as the mental health condition. They have already added this condition to the International Classification of Diseases or popularly known as ICD – 11. 

Renowned psychiatrist and the senior vice president of Academic and Health Affairs; Dr. Julio Licinio has welcomed this decision of WHO and penned down his opinion on his journal Springer Nature. 

However, before going to the discussion of Julio Licinio, let’s have a look at the disorder. Playing video game is quite common and when you are playing it for a long time is not even call it a disorder. However, the case goes serious when this obsession of gaming interfaces the daily life of the people. As per WHO, "pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior" is called the gaming disorder where people don’t have control over their activities and interests. They don’t have the ability to restrain themselves from giving even though negative consequences are common for this habit. There are many incidents when people continue to play a video game and neglect the family relationship, professional responsibilities and social life. 

Dr. Julio Licinio asked the parents and other family members to check out for the symptoms which have to be persistent at least for a year. He also had a discussion with the American Psychiatric Association or APA who did not approve the mobile game addiction as a mental disorder according to the recent edition of the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. He said that APA does not approve this initiative as they said that there is not much evidence to declare the gaming disorder as the mental health condition. They said that more research needs to support this claim of WHO. The video game industry is also not pleased with the decision and has opposed it.

However, Dr. Julio Licinio said that this decision is the requirement of time. He said; “It will help the people who come for treatment to get the coverage of insurance.”

Get help to all your family Members for Battling With Schizophrenia

May 21, 2019 by Julio Licinio  

The family with a schizophrenic member knows the trouble and nuisance they have to face everyday. For them, each day brings a new challenge. Dr. Julio Licinio has expressed his view on the topic and guided the family members how to make their lives more suitable, efficient and trouble-free. Most of the time, the people who are close to the person with schizophrenia disorder are confused to deal with how they can help him or her.

 

Dr. Julio Licinio told that it is very important in the schizophrenia treatment to get the love and support of the close family and friends. They can even help the person to attain the self-help strategies to build a fulfilling life. In this mental disorder where the patient suffers a gross distortion of reality along with language disturbance and other troubling symptoms.

 

The first thing according to Dr. Julio Licinio which should keep in mind by the family member is that stress can make the situation worse. It is their responsibility to make the atmosphere of the house normal and relaxed. It will help them to cope up with the changing scenario better. It will also help them to recover without losing their self esteem and hope.

 

They need to accept the illness and try to help the person with proper treatment and medication. There are certain parents who think that there is no need for any kind of medication and keeping themselves busy in work will help them to improve the situtation. However, this is the worst suggestion anyone with schizophrenia can have. They need to educate themselves and learn more about schizophrenia.

 

For the loved ones who are battling this mental disorder, you have to set the realistic expectation from them. You cannot expect everything normal from them. You need to guide them by setting and achieving targets which are manageable in their limitations.

 

You have to take care that the person is taking the medicines regularly. You have to find out and focus on the strength of the person and try to evolve it. You can also arrange the psycho-discussion among the close family members and friends to understand the real scenario.

How To Help Your family Member Battling With Schizophrenia

May 14, 2019 by Julio Licinio  

The family with a schizophrenic member knows the trouble and nuisance they have to face everyday. For them, each day brings a new challenge. Dr. Julio Licinio has expressed his view on the topic and guided the family members how to make their lives more suitable, efficient and trouble-free. Most of the time, the people who are close to the person with schizophrenia disorder are confused to deal with how they can help him or her. 

Dr. Julio Licinio told that it is very important in the schizophrenia treatment to get the love and support of the close family and friends. They can even help the person to attain the self-help strategies to build a fulfilling life. In this mental disorder where the patient suffers a gross distortion of reality along with language disturbance and other troubling symptoms. 

The first thing according to Dr. Julio Licinio which should keep in mind by the family member is that stress can make the situation worse. It is their responsibility to make the atmosphere of the house normal and relaxed. It will help them to cope up with the changing scenario better. It will also help them to recover without losing their self esteem and hope.

They need to accept the illness and try to help the person with proper treatment and medication. There are certain parents who think that there is no need for any kind of medication and keeping themselves busy in work will help them to improve the situtation. However, this is the worst suggestion anyone with schizophrenia can have. They need to educate themselves and learn more about schizophrenia. 

For the loved ones who are battling this mental disorder, you have to set the realistic expectation from them. You cannot expect everything normal from them. You need to guide them by setting and achieving targets which are manageable in their limitations. 

You have to take care that the person is taking the medicines regularly. You have to find out and focus on the strength of the person and try to evolve it. You can also arrange the psycho-discussion among the close family members and friends to understand the real scenario.