NHS to launch first internet addiction clinic

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Exclusive: centre will initially focus on gaming disorders, with plans to expand

A London hospital is preparing to launch the first ever NHS-funded internet addiction centre for young people and adults, the Guardian can reveal.

The move comes at a time of growing concern about internet and gaming dependency, with the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying gaming disorder as a mental health condition this week.

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