Gaming disorder and the COVID-19 pandemic: Treatment demand and service delivery challenges

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serval:BIB_C275A618C8FA
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Gaming disorder and the COVID-19 pandemic: Treatment demand and service delivery challenges
Journal
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author(s)
King Daniel L., Achab Sophia, Higuchi Susumu, Bowden-Jones Henrietta, Müller Kai W., Billieux Joël, Starcevic Vladan, Saunders John B., Tam Philip, Delfabbro Paul H.
ISSN
2062-5871
2063-5303
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
Gaming activities have conferred numerous benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, someindividuals may be at greater risk of problem gaming due to disruption to adaptive routines, increased anxiety and/or depression, and social isolation. This paper presents a summary of 2019–2021 service data from specialist addiction centers in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Treatment demand for gaming disorder has exceeded service capacity during the pandemic, with significant service access issues. These data highlight the need for adaptability of gaming disorder services and greater resources and funding to respond effectively in future public health crises.
Keywords
Gaming Disorder, Problem Gaming, Treatment, Covid-19
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Open Access
Yes
Create date
13/04/2022 9:51
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20/04/2022 6:37
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