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Which organization has recognized 'burn-out' as medical condition and 'gaming disorder' as illness ?

[A]. World Health Organization (WHO)
[B]. United Nations
[C]. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)
[D]. United Nations Children's Fund(UNICEF)

Answer: Option A


Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Health Assembly held in Geneva, had for the first time recognised 'burn out' as a medical condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which was extensively used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers. WHO in its catalogue of diseases and injuries defined burn-out as "a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." The updated list of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) dubbed as ICD-11 was drafted last year after the recommendations from health experts around the world.The ICD-11which will take effect in January 2022, contains several other additions, including classification of "compulsive sexual behaviour as a mental disorder.

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