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Inclusion of Gaming Disorder in ICD has more advantages than disadvantages

Commentary on: Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal (Aarseth et al.)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Orsolya Király and Zsolt Demetrovics

Introduction In a recent debate paper on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) Gaming Disorder (GD) proposal, Aarseth et al. ( 2016 ) argue that the

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) does not include Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as an official diagnosis, it suggests diagnostic criteria for IGD in Section III (Emerging measures and models) and recommends further evaluation ( American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013; Griffiths

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Balancing between prejudice and fact for Gaming Disorder: Does the existence of alcohol use disorder stigmatize healthy drinkers or impede scientific research?

Commentary on “Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal”

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Seung-Yup Lee, Hyekyung Choo and Hae Kook Lee

Introduction The debate paper of Aarseth et al. ( 2016 ) arguing that the introduction of Gaming Disorder (GD) in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) will cause “significantly more harm

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many. While gaming may be an adaptive coping strategy on the short term ( Russoniello, O'Brien, & Parks, 2009 ), it can become maladaptive (i.e., a risk of gaming disorder, or other problems) if it develops into the habitualized coping strategy for

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The proposed condition known as Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is thought to share many of its defining criteria with gambling and substance use disorders ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ). At a behavioral level, engagement in

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Inclusion of gaming disorder in the diagnostic classifications and promotion of public health response

Commentary to the “Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal”: A perspective from Iran

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Behrang Shadloo, Rabert Farnam, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili, Marziyeh Hamzehzadeh, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Maral Mardaneh Jobehdar, Kamyar Ghani, Nader Charkhgard and Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar

Aarseth et al. ( 2016 ) have criticized the new clinical ICD-11 entity of gaming disorder, proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Their letter discusses the controversies around gaming disorder on solid grounds, raises serious

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Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder

Commentary on: Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal (Aarseth et al.)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Joël Billieux, Daniel L. King, Susumu Higuchi, Sophia Achab, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Wei Hao, Jiang Long, Hae Kook Lee, Marc N. Potenza, John B. Saunders and Vladimir Poznyak

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) includes Internet gaming disorder (IGD) in the “Emerging Measures and Models” section and the beta draft of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) includes

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Introduction Over the past decade, gaming disorder has garnered media and scientific attention, which revealed its harmful consequences, such as lower academic performance, sleep problems, depression, mood problems, increased anxiety, and fatigue

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Chao-Yang Wang, Yu-Chen Wu, Chen-Hsiang Su, Pai-Cheng Lin, Chih-Hung Ko and Ju-Yu Yen

; Ryu, Choi, Seo, & Nam, 2004 ; Young & Rogers, 1998 ). Internet gaming is one of the most popular online activities, and Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is the most prevalent subtype (57.5%) of Internet addiction ( Kishi et al., 2009 ). IGD has been

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Euihyeon Na, Inyoung Choi, Taek-Ho Lee, Hyeseon Lee, Mi Jung Rho, Hyun Cho, Dong Jin Jung and Dai-Jin Kim

Introduction Internet gaming disorder (IGD), previously considered as an addictive behavior in Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), has recently been the focus of clinical attention in

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