Cognitive-behavioral therapy for Internet gaming disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Stevens2019CognitivebehavioralTF,
  title={Cognitive-behavioral therapy for Internet gaming disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Matthew W. R. Stevens and Daniel L. King and Diana S. Dorstyn and Paul H. Delfabbro},
  journal={Clinical psychology \& psychotherapy},
  year={2019},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          191-203
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Although there is sufficient research and clinical evidence to support the inclusion of gaming disorder in the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases, relatively little is known about the effectiveness of first-line psychological treatment for gaming disorder or internet gaming disorder (IGD) as it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. This systematic review employed meta-analytic techniques to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural… 
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