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Including gaming disorder in the ICD-11: The need to do so from a clinical and public health perspective.
Rumpf, Hans-Jurgen; Achab, Sophia; Billieux, Joël et al.
2018In Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7 (3), p. 556-561
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Keywords :
ICD-11; clinical perspective; gaming disorder; public health
Abstract :
[en] The proposed introduction of gaming disorder (GD) in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) has led to a lively debate over the past year. Besides the broad support for the decision in the academic press, a recent publication by van Rooij et al. (2018) repeated the criticism raised against the inclusion of GD in ICD-11 by Aarseth et al. (2017). We argue that this group of researchers fails to recognize the clinical and public health considerations, which support the WHO perspective. It is important to recognize a range of biases that may influence this debate; in particular, the gaming industry may wish to diminish its responsibility by claiming that GD is not a public health problem, a position which maybe supported by arguments from scholars based in media psychology, computer games research, communication science, and related disciplines. However, just as with any other disease or disorder in the ICD-11, the decision whether or not to include GD is based on clinical evidence and public health needs. Therefore, we reiterate our conclusion that including GD reflects the essence of the ICD and will facilitate treatment and prevention for those who need it.
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Treatment & clinical psychology
Author, co-author :
Rumpf, Hans-Jurgen
Achab, Sophia
Billieux, Joël ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Bowden-Jones, Henrietta
Carragher, Natacha
Demetrovics, Zsolt
Higuchi, Susumu
King, Daniel L.
Mann, Karl
Potenza, Marc
Saunders, John B.
Abbott, Max
Ambekar, Atul
Aricak, Osman Tolga
Assanangkornchai, Sawitri
Bahar, Norharlina
Borges, Guilherme
Brand, Matthias
Chan, Elda Mei-Lo
Chung, Thomas
Derevensky, Jeff
Kashef, Ahmad El
Farrell, Michael
Fineberg, Naomi A.
Gandin, Claudia
Gentile, Douglas A.
Griffiths, Mark D.
Goudriaan, Anna E.
Grall-Bronnec, Marie
Hao, Wei
Hodgins, David C.
Ip, Patrick
Kiraly, Orsolya
Lee, Hae Kook
Kuss, Daria
Lemmens, Jeroen S.
Long, Jiang
Lopez-Fernandez, Olatz
Mihara, Satoko
Petry, Nancy M.
Pontes, Halley M.
Rahimi-Movaghar, Afarin
Rehbein, Florian
Rehm, Jurgen
Scafato, Emanuele
Sharma, Manoi
Spritzer, Daniel
Stein, Dan J.
Tam, Philip
Weinstein, Aviv
Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich
Wolfling, Klaus
Zullino, Daniele
Poznyak, Vladimir
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Including gaming disorder in the ICD-11: The need to do so from a clinical and public health perspective.
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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
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