Video Game Addiction: The Push To Pathologize Video Games

  title={Video Game Addiction: The Push To Pathologize Video Games},
  author={Anthony M. Bean and Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen and Antonius J van Rooij and Christopher J. Ferguson},
  journal={Professional Psychology: Research and Practice},
With proposals to include “gaming disorder” in both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and International Compendium of Diseases (ICD), the concept of video game addiction has gained traction. However, many aspects of this concept remain controversial. At present, little clarity has been achieved regarding diagnostic criteria and appropriate symptoms. It is unclear if symptoms that involve problematic video gaming behavior should be reified as a new disorder, or are the expression of… 

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