Fantasy Sports: Current Status, Implications and Way Forward

  • Yatan Pal Singh Balhara Professor of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Center and Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India.
  • Swarndeep Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India.
Keywords: Fantasy Sports, Gaming, Gambling, ICD-11


There has been an increase in interest in fantasy sports in India in recent years. Mental health remains an important, although often ignored, dimension of fantasy sports. Fantasy sports intersect with the constructs of gaming and gambling. The current article presents an overview of the current status of fantasy sports and its implications in the context of addictive behaviours in diagnostic systems. It also offers recommendations on fantasy sports from the public health and clinical perspective in the Indian context.

How to cite this article:
Balhara YPS, Singh S. Fantasy Sports: Current Status, Implications and Way Forward. Postgrad J Pediatr Adol Med. 2022;1(2):16-20.


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