Video Gaming Addiction

Ed Cara filed this request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America.
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From: Ed Cara

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I'm looking for any discussion regarding the World Health Organization's proposal to include 'gaming disorder' or 'hazardous gaming' in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Similarly, I'm looking for any discussion regarding research into these aforementioned terms or the subject of video game or internet addiction.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Ed Cara


January 2, 2018
Request Number: 18-00291-FOIA
Dear Mr. Cara:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of December 27, 2017, for respective documents regarding the World Health Organization's proposal regarding 'gaming disorder' or 'hazardous gaming'.
Please see the attached letter.