Both sides of the story: Addiction is not a pastime activity

Müller, Kai W. and Wölfling, Klaus (2017) Both sides of the story: Addiction is not a pastime activity. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6 (2). pp. 118-120. ISSN 2062-5871


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The proposed inclusion of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) into the upcoming ICD-11 has caused mixed reactions. Having a sound diagnostic framework for defining this new phenomenon has been applauded but concerns have risen regarding overpathologizing a mere pastime activity. The review by Aarseth et al. (2016) provides a fine but one-sided impression on IGD. What has been totally left out in the argumentation is the clinical perspective. Although the concerns depicted must not be ignored, the conclusion provided by the authors is reflecting quite subjective speculations while objectivity would rather be needful.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 06:18

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