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Introduction Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) is defined as the problematic use of online games ( American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013 ) with prevalence rates of IGD being reported from 0.6% to 5.4% around the world

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Introduction Globally, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has become a major public health concern ( American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013; Zhao & Hao, 2019 ). In 2013, the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder

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Introduction In the latest version of the Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013 ), Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) was introduced as a disorder in need of further research. For

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& O’Brien, 2013 ). In particular, adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to Internet gaming disorder (IGD) risks as they may have more difficulties controlling their engagement in entertainment that sparks their interest, such as online games

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) introduced Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a condition for further study with suggested diagnostic criteria. Following such a movement, the International Classification of Diseases also included criteria for gaming disorder in its eleventh edition (ICD-11

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Introduction The 2013 release of the diagnostic criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been recognized as a major step toward a better understanding of this new disorder ( Griffiths et al., 2016 ; Petry et al., 2014

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performance. Individuals with gaming problems may sacrifice hobbies, sleep, and work ( Ferguson, San Miguel, Garza, & Jerabeck, 2012; Kuss & Griffiths, 2012; Lam, 2014 ). Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was introduced by the American Psychiatric Association as

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Breaking the habit

Commentary on: Policy responses to problematic video game use: A systematic review of current measures and future possibilities (Király et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author:
Kai Wilhelm Müller

Good Reasons for Taking Action Numerous data of the past decade have demonstrated that playing computer games can run out of control. In the worst case, the phenomenon called Internet gaming disorder can lead to functional

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, psychiatry, and neuroscience is now being conducted. The perspective of Internet addiction as an epidemic and/or a social phenomenon is now shifting toward viewing this behavior as a potential mental health disorder, and as a result, Internet gaming disorder

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Introduction Although internet games are not problematic for most people, the excessive use of games is a problem. The risk of internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been confirmed such that IGD was included in the latest

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