Gaming disorder: what doctors need to know

George, S. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Gaming disorder: what doctors need to know. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 81 (8). ISSN 1750-8460

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Playing video games (online or offline) is not a recent phenomenon and for most people it is a leisure activity with no adverse consequences whatsoever. However, for a small minority, gaming has the potential (akin to substance use) to lead on to problematic gaming and gaming disorder. Gaming disorder is a new entry in both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases. Given gaming's ever-growing popularity, GPs, psychiatrists and other doctors will be increasingly likely to come across individuals who present with gaming-related problems. Consequently, this article gives doctors a basic understanding of what gaming disorder is, its presentations in practice and diagnosis, and its treatment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Creators: George, S. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
Date: 2 August 2020
Volume: 81
Number: 8
ISSN: 1750-8460
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 28 Aug 2020 12:36
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:07

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