Internet Gaming Disorder

Internet gaming disorders are defined by continuous and repeated involvement with video games, often leading to significant daily, work and / or educational disruptions and has been suggested by America Psychiatric Association (APA) as a tentative psychiatric disorder that requires further study


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW109
Diagnosis: Internet Gaming Disorder
US Patients: 3% of players develop a pathological disorder
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M+;W
Age Onset: Adolescents
Brain Area: Rewards release dopamine regularly.
Symptoms: Compulsive use of video games impairing ability to function; lack of self-control over gaming, neglect of personal life
Progression: Use develops increased anxiety, phobia and depression in young adults more than adolescents.
Causes: Behavioral addiction can develop due to rewards and reinforcements

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Support Group:

(Gordon Moody Organization)


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