A consistent body of research has shown the potential harmful effects caused by misuse of the Internet, thus the identification of a diagnostic category concerning the pathological use of the Internet seems necessary at this stage. Nevertheless, the name, definition and criteria for such disorder should be determined to reflect current research on the topic, psychiatric tradition, and practical issues in clinical work.

Internet gaming disorder or internet addiction? A plea for conceptual clarity

SCHIMMENTI, ADRIANO;
2014

Abstract

A consistent body of research has shown the potential harmful effects caused by misuse of the Internet, thus the identification of a diagnostic category concerning the pathological use of the Internet seems necessary at this stage. Nevertheless, the name, definition and criteria for such disorder should be determined to reflect current research on the topic, psychiatric tradition, and practical issues in clinical work.
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