Current diagnostic procedures and interventions for gaming disorders: a systematic review

Costa, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-2392-6039 and Kuss, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8917-782X, 2019. Current diagnostic procedures and interventions for gaming disorders: a systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology, 10: 578. ISSN 1664-1078

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Background: Despite the growth in the number of studies on Gaming Disorders (GD), assessing the characteristics of clinical subjects is still limited. Driven by the need to overcome this limitation, a broad systematic review is essential to cover the studies that have already assessed the clinical characteristics of individuals diagnosed with GD.

Objectives: The aim of this systematic review is to provide a broad cross-cultural picture of the current diagnostic procedures and interventions used for GDs in clinical practice.

Methods: A total of 28 studies met the inclusion criteria, and data were synthesized in these categories: (1) the cultural background of the country where the research took place; (2) the instruments used to measure GD; (3) the diagnostic criteria for GD; (4) the diagnostic procedures used; and (5) the treatment protocol applied.

Results: Results of this systematic review suggest that in GD clinical practice, there is a great deal of heterogeneity in the choice of instruments, the diagnostic and intervention processes for GD.

Conclusions: This systematic review indicates that a validation process of standard procedures in clinical populations with GD is necessary to create clear shared guidelines for practitioners.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Clinical practices for gaming disorders: a systematic review [working title]
Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Creators: Costa, S. and Kuss, D.J.
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Date: 27 March 2019
Volume: 10
ISSN: 1664-1078
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Mar 2019 10:40
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 14:54

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