"Diagnostic inflation" will not resolve taxonomical problems in the study of addictive online behaviours. •.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
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Title
"Diagnostic inflation" will not resolve taxonomical problems in the study of addictive online behaviours. •.
Journal
Journal of behavioral addictions
Author(s)
Starcevic V., King D.L., Delfabbro P.H., Schimmenti A., Castro-Calvo J., Giardina A., Billieux J.
ISSN
2063-5303 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2062-5871
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/12/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Number
4
Pages
915-919
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
This article suggests that the type of Internet-enabled device should not be prioritised when conceptualizing diagnostic categories of addictive online behaviours. The diagnostic distinction between "predominantly mobile" and "predominantly non-mobile" forms of Internet use disorders (IUD) is not empirically based, may not be clinically useful and may lead to "diagnostic inflation." Problems with the concepts of smartphone use disorder and IUD on which the proposed distinction is largely based call for their re-examination. Future proposals for the taxonomy of addictive behaviours may not need to be based on online/offline and mobile/non-mobile dichotomies.
Keywords
Internet use disorder, addictive behaviours, problematic Internet use, problematic smartphone use, smartphone use disorder, taxonomy
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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