Internet gaming disorder should qualify as a mental disorder

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serval:BIB_72561633E645
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Internet gaming disorder should qualify as a mental disorder
Journal
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Author(s)
King Daniel L, Delfabbro Paul H, Potenza Marc N, Demetrovics Zsolt, Billieux Joël, Brand Matthias
ISSN
0004-8674
1440-1614
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Number
7
Pages
615-617
Language
english
Abstract
In their recent ANZJP paper, Dullur and Starcevic (2018) argue that Internet gaming disorder (IGD) should not qualify as a mental disorder. They base this view on several arguments, including the notion that IGD does not fit the concept of a mental disorder, that IGD would pathologise normal gaming, that the addiction model for gaming is misleading and that a diagnosis is not necessary for treatment purposes. In this paper, we provide a critical appraisal of the authors’ points. While there are some aspects of their arguments which we support, there are many with which we disagree. We believe their views would be relevant to other behavioural addictions and would serve to undermine their validity, including with respect to gambling disorder.
Keywords
Psychiatry and Mental health, General Medicine, Internet Gaming Disorder, Gaming Disorder, ICD-11
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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