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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Jon Arcelus
,
Walter Pierre Bouman
,
Bethany Alice Jones
,
Christina Richards
,
Susana Jimenez-Murcia
, and
Mark D. Griffiths

real world ( Jones, Arcelus, Bouman, & Haycraft, 2017 ), and only explore their gender identity in online environments. There is anecdotal clinical evidence that transgender people use the online world – such as forums and online video gaming

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Introduction There is growing evidence sustaining that Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) constitutes a public health concern, and can have negative consequences (e.g.,  Rumpf et al., 2018 ). Despite the ongoing debate about the

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The relationship between gaming disorder and addiction requires a behavioral analysis

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

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Richard J. E. James
and
Richard J. Tunney

Introduction The open debate paper by Aarseth et al. ( 2016 ) raises a number of important difficulties concerning the proposal for a gaming disorder category in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases

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Introduction Problematic video gaming is recognized as a global mental health issue in need of greater understanding of its core symptoms ( King & Delfabbro, 2014 ; Lo, Wang, & Fang, 2005 ; Mentzoni et al., 2011 ). In the

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Time to call for a global public health approach in prevention of the onset and progression of problematic gaming

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
Authors:
Thomas Chung
,
Simmy Sum
, and
Monique Chan

Introduction Király et al. ( 2018 ) conducted a systematic review of current measures of problematic video gaming in western and eastern countries. The paper provides a comprehensive summary of prevention, treatment, and policy

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Daniel L. King
,
Sally M. Gainsbury
,
Paul H. Delfabbro
,
Nerilee Hing
, and
Brett Abarbanel

Introduction Gaming and gambling activities and industries are changing constantly. This has been largely driven by increasing technological capabilities that afford users a greater ability to access online activities with ease

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Mobile gaming is a subset of video-gaming attracting players of all ages. In 2018 it was estimated that mobile gaming accrued approximately $68.5 billion in revenue globally ( Wijman, 2019 ). Of interest to game designers, and to those concerned

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Gaming and pornography viewing are prevalent behaviors, yet little is known regarding their overlap. On April 11, 2018, the servers of the video game Fortnite: Battle Royale crashed for 24 hr, providing potential insight into “forced

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Introduction Internet gaming is a common Internet activity, but excessive and prolonged Internet gaming leads to negative consequences, including poor real-life relationships and academic performance ( Kuss, 2013 ). Internet

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Clémence Cabelguen
,
Bruno Rocher
,
Juliette Leboucher
,
Benoît Schreck
,
Gaëlle Challet-Bouju
,
Jean-Benoît Hardouin
, and
Marie Grall-Bronnec

Introduction In 2013, internet gaming disorder (IGD) was integrated into the 5 th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ). Since June 2018, the World Health

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