Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder

Billieux, Joël, King, Daniel L., Higuchi, Susumu, Achab, Sophia, Bowden-Jones, Henrietta, Hao, Wei, Long, Jiang, Lee, Hae Kook, Potenza, Marc N., Saunders, John B. and Poznyak, Vladimir (2017) Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6 3: 285-289. doi:10.1556/2006.6.2017.036


Author Billieux, Joël
King, Daniel L.
Higuchi, Susumu
Achab, Sophia
Bowden-Jones, Henrietta
Hao, Wei
Long, Jiang
Lee, Hae Kook
Potenza, Marc N.
Saunders, John B.
Poznyak, Vladimir
Title Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder
Journal name Journal of Behavioral Addictions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2063-5303
2062-5871
Publication date 2017-08-17
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1556/2006.6.2017.036
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 285
End page 289
Total pages 5
Place of publication Budapest, Hungary
Publisher Akademiai Kiado
Language eng
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
3203 Clinical Psychology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract 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.
Keyword Diagnosis
Functional impairment
Gaming disorder
ICD-11
IGD
Internet gaming disorder
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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