Title: An international consensus for assessing internet gaming disorder using the new DSM-5 approach
year: 2014
Journal: Addiction
Volume: 109
Issue: 9
Pages: 1399-406
Epubdate: 25/01/2014
date: Sep
Alternate Journal: Addiction (Abingdon, England)
ISSN: 0965-2140
DOI: 10.1111/add.12457
Accession Number: 24456155
Abstract: AIMS: For the first time, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) introduces non-substance addictions as psychiatric diagnoses. The aims of this paper are to (i) present the main controversies surrounding the decision to include internet gaming disorder, but not internet addiction more globally, as a non-substance addiction in the research appendix of the DSM-5, and (ii) discuss the meaning behind the DSM-5 criteria for internet gaming disorder. The paper also proposes a common method for assessing internet gaming disorder. Although the need for common diagnostic criteria is not debated, the existence of multiple instruments reflect the divergence of opinions in the field regarding how best to diagnose this condition. METHODS: We convened international experts from European, North and South American, Asian and Australasian countries to discuss and achieve consensus about assessing internet gaming disorder as defined within DSM-5. RESULTS: We describe the intended meaning behind each of the nine DSM-5 criteria for internet gaming disorder and present a single item that best reflects each criterion, translated into the 10 main languages of countries in which research on this condition has been conducted. CONCLUSIONS: Using results from this cross-cultural collaboration, we outline important research directions for understanding and assessing internet gaming disorder. As this field moves forward, it is critical that researchers and clinicians around the world begin to apply a common methodology; this report is the first to achieve an international consensus related to the assessment of internet gaming disorder.
Notes: 1360-0443
Petry, Nancy M
Rehbein, Florian
Gentile, Douglas A
Lemmens, Jeroen S
Rumpf, Hans-Jurgen
Mossle, Thomas
Bischof, Gallus
Tao, Ran
Fung, Daniel S S
Borges, Guilherme
Auriacombe, Marc
Gonzalez Ibanez, Angels
Tam, Philip
O'Brien, Charles P
Journal Article
England
Addiction. 2014 Sep
109(9):1399-406. doi: 10.1111/add.12457. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4733
Authors Address: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.
Translated author: NLM
Translated title: eng
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