We will have to wait it appears until the year 2012 before the ICD and CPT Codes could appear for this. BD
The American Medical Association this weekend will debate adding video game addiction to the list of actual psychiatric disorders.
Some experts believe it's a dependency as real as drug or alcohol addiction. Others say excessive video gaming is only a symptom of other problems. Either way it's sure to spark spirited debate at the AMA's annual convention in Chicago.
Even if the AMA adopts video game condition as a new psychiatric disorder, it won't be officially classified as such until the next revision of the psychiatric manual in the year 2012.