Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal

@article{Aarseth2017ScholarsOD,
  title={Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal},
  author={Espen Aarseth and Anthony M. Bean and H C M Boonen and Michelle Colder Carras and Mark C. Coulson and Dimitri Das and Jory Deleuze and Elza Dunkels and Johan Edman and Christopher J. Ferguson and Maria C. Haagsma and Karin Helmersson Bergmark and Zaheer Hussain and Jeroen Jansz and Daniel Kardefelt-Winther and Lawrence A. Kutner and Patrick M. Markey and Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen and Nicole Prause and Andrew K. Przybylski and Thorsten Quandt and Adriano Schimmenti and Vladan Starcevic and Gabrielle Stutman and Jan Van Looy and Antonius J van Rooij},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Addictions},
  year={2017},
  volume={6},
  pages={267 - 270}
}
Concerns about problematic gaming behaviors deserve our full attention. However, we claim that it is far from clear that these problems can or should be attributed to a new disorder. The empirical basis for a Gaming Disorder proposal, such as in the new ICD-11, suffers from fundamental issues. Our main concerns are the low quality of the research base, the fact that the current operationalization leans too heavily on substance use and gambling criteria, and the lack of consensus on… 
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