DSM 5 international working group – a consensus paper for Internet Gaming Disorder

For the first time, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) introduces non- substance addictions as psychiatric diagnoses. The aims of this paper are to (i) present the main controversies surrounding the decision to include internet gaming disorder, but not internet addiction more globally, as a non-substance addiction in the research appendix of the DSM-5, and (ii) discuss the meaning behind the DSM-5 criteria for internet gaming disorder.


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