Reference : Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
King, Daniel Luke []
Higuchi, Susumu []
Achab, Sophia []
Bowden-Jones, Henrietta []
Hao, Wei []
Long, Jiang []
Lee, Hae Kook []
Potenza, Marc N []
Saunders, John B []
Poznyak, Vladimir []
In press
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Akademiai Kiado
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[en] ICD-11 ; Gaming Disorder ; Diagnosis ; DSM-5 ; Functional Impairment ; Internet Gaming Disorder
[en] This commentary responds to Aarseth et al.’s (in press) criticisms that the ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal would result in “moral panics around the harm of video gaming” and “the treatment of abundant false-positive cases.” The ICD-11 Gaming Disorder avoids potential “overpathologizing” with its explicit reference to functional impairment caused by gaming and therefore improves upon a number of flawed previous approaches to identifying cases with suspected gaming-related harms. We contend that moral panics are more likely to occur and be exacerbated by
misinformation and lack of understanding, rather than proceed from having a clear diagnostic system

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