The treatment of Internet Gaming Disorder: a brief overview of the PIPATIC program

Torres-Rodríguez, A., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Carbonell, X., 2018. The treatment of Internet Gaming Disorder: a brief overview of the PIPATIC program. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16 (4), pp. 1000-1015. ISSN 1557-1874

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Over the last decade, there has been an increase in children and adolescents accessing psychology services regarding problematic use of online videogames. Consequently, providing effective treatment is essential. The present paper describes the design process of a manualized PIPATIC (Programa Individualizado Psicoterapéutico para la Adicción a las Tecnologías de la información y la comunicación) intervention program for 12- to 18-year-old adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder. The design and application of the PIPATIC program integrates several areas of intervention structured into six modules: psychoeducational, treatment as usual, intrapersonal, interpersonal, family intervention, and development of a new lifestyle. The program’s goals are to reduce the addiction symptoms related to online videogames and to improve the well-being of adolescents. Preliminary findings suggest positive and encouraging effects.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Torres-Rodríguez, A., Griffiths, M.D. and Carbonell, X.
Publisher: Springer US
Date: August 2018
Volume: 16
Number: 4
ISSN: 1557-1874
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Rights: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 23 Nov 2017 11:49
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 15:10

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