Is there such a thing as online video game addiction? A cross-disciplinary review

@article{Hellman2013IsTS,
  title={Is there such a thing as online video game addiction? A cross-disciplinary review},
  author={Matilda Hellman and T. Schoenmakers and Benjamin R. Nordstrom and Ruth J. van Holst},
  journal={Addiction Research \& Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={102 - 112}
}
Drawing on explanatory pluralism this cross-disciplinary theoretical study asks whether excessive compulsive online gaming can be called an addiction on the basis of what is known about the disorder. This article discusses the concept of addiction; the social seating of the problems and it reviews, recent scientific literature on criteria used for diagnosing addictions. In addition, contributions by brain science are discussed. The study unfolds different dimensions of the problem and concludes… Expand
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