Gaming Disorder

Dr. Schafausen

The diagnosis of gaming disorder (GD) in the eleventh revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) includes three core symptoms: (I) impaired control over gaming, (II) increasing priority to gaming more than other life interests and daily activities, and (III) continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative outcomes. In addition, GD will lead to marked distress and significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important aspects of functioning. The prevalence of internet gaming disorder (IGD) among young gamers (aged 15–25 years) was reported to be 17%.