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Online video game addiction: identification of addicted adolescent gamers.

Authors
  • Van Rooij, Antonius J
  • Schoenmakers, Tim M
  • Vermulst, Ad A
  • Van den Eijnden, Regina J J M
  • Van de Mheen, Dike
Type
Published Article
Journal
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
106
Issue
1
Pages
205–212
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03104.x
PMID: 20840209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The identification of a small group of addicted online gamers supports efforts to develop and validate questionnaire scales aimed at measuring the phenomenon of online video game addiction. The findings contribute to the discussion on the inclusion of non-substance addictions in the proposed unified concept of 'Addiction and Related Disorders' for the DSM-V by providing indirect identification and validation of a group of suspected online video game addicts.

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