Internet Gaming Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction

@article{Starcevic2017InternetGD,
  title={Internet Gaming Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction},
  author={Vladan Starcevic and Elias Aboujaoude},
  journal={Current Addiction Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={317-322}
}
Purpose of ReviewTo examine the degree of relatedness between Internet gaming disorder (IGD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance use disorders.Recent FindingsIGD is phenomenologically distinct from OCD, and its relationship with OCD, although apparently strong, is not specific. At a neurobiological level, IGD and OCD appear to differ, but more studies directly comparing the two disorders are needed. IGD was conceptualized as a behavioral addiction, which has been controversial… Expand
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