Characteristics and Psychiatric Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adults Using Self-Reported DSM-5 Criteria

Kim, NR, Hwang, SS-H, Choi, J-S, Kim, D-J, Demetrovics, Z, Király, O, Nagygyörgy, K, Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Hyun, SY, Youn, HC and Choi, S-W, 2016. Characteristics and Psychiatric Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adults Using Self-Reported DSM-5 Criteria. Psychiatry Investigation, 13 (1), pp. 58-66. ISSN 1738-3684

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Abstract

Objective: The Section III of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) proposed nine diagnostic criteria and five cut-point criteria for Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). We aimed to examine the efficacy of such criteria. Methods: Adults (n=3041, men: 1824, women: 1217) who engaged in internet gaming within last 6 months completed a self-report online survey using the suggested wordings of the criteria in DSM-5. Major characteristics, gaming behavior, and psychiatric symptoms of IGD were analyzed using ANOVA, chi-square, and correlation analyses. Results: The sociodemographic variables were not statistically significant between the healthy controls and the risk group. Among the participants, 419 (13.8%) were identified and labeled as the IGD risk group. The IGD risk group scored significantly higher on all motivation subscales (p<0.001). The IGD risk group showed significantly higher scores than healthy controls in all nine psychiatric symptom dimensions, i.e., somatization, obsession-compulsion, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism (p<0.001). Conclusion: The IGD risk group showed differential psychopathological manifestations according to DSM-5 IGD diagnostic criteria. Further studies are needed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the specific criteria, especially for developing screening instruments.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychiatry Investigation
Creators: Kim, N.R., Hwang, S.S.H., Choi, J.S., Kim, D.J., Demetrovics, Z., Király, O., Nagygyörgy, K., Griffiths, M.D., Hyun, S.Y., Youn, H.C. and Choi, S.W.
Publisher: Synapse
Date: 2016
Volume: 13
Number: 1
ISSN: 1738-3684
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.4306/pi.2016.13.1.58DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 17 Mar 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27157

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