Gap in NHS provision forcing gaming addicts to seek help abroad

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Addicted teenagers travelling to overseas clinics as there are no NHS facilities to treat them

Teenagers addicted to gaming are travelling to private clinics overseas for treatment due to a lack of services in England and Wales to tackle the growing problem, the Guardian has learned.

There are no NHS facilities to treat gaming addiction, which was listed and defined as a condition in the 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases. It means people are having to seek treatment privately or travel abroad.

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