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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Steve Sharman, Amanda Roberts, Becky Harris, Rebecca Lockwood, and Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Dear Editors,

Gaming Disorder has only recently been recognised in the addictions field. Characterised by impaired control, prioritisation over other interests, and continuation despite problem escalation causing significant impairment over at least 12 months, Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) was identified in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) as a condition for further study. More recently, Gaming Disorder (GD) was included in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (11th ed.; ICD-11; World Health Organisation, 2018).

The measurement, diagnosis and classification of GD/IGD is still subject

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