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Internet gaming disorder and online gambling disorder : clinical and personality correlates
Mallorquí Bagué, Núria (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Fernández Aranda, Fernando (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Lozano-Madrid, María (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Granero, Roser (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicobiologia i de Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut)
Mestre Bach, Gemma (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Baño, Marta (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Pino Gutiérrez, Amparo Del (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Gómez Peña, Mónica (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Aymamí i Sanromà, Maria Neus (Hospital de Bellvitge. Departament de Psiquiatria)
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Jiménez-Murcia, Susana (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge (IBIDELL))

Date: 2017
Abstract: The recent growth of Internet use has led to an increase of potentially problematic behaviors that can be engaged online, such as online gambling or Internet gaming. The aim of this study is to better conceptualize Internet gaming disorder (IGD) by comparing it with gambling disorder (GD) patients who only gamble online (online GD). A total of 288 adult patients (261 online GD and 27 IGD) completed self-reported questionnaires for exploring psychopathological symptoms, food addiction (FA), and personality traits. Both clinical groups presented higher psychopathological scores and less functional personality traits when compared with a normative Spanish population. However, when comparing IGD to online GD, some singularities emerged. First, patients with IGD were younger, more likely single and unemployed, and they also presented lower age of disorder onset. In addition, they displayed lower somatization and depressive scores together with lower prevalence of tobacco use but higher FA scores and higher mean body mass index. Finally, they presented lower novelty seeking and persistence traits. GD is fully recognized as a behavioral addiction, but IGD has been included in the Appendix of DSM-5 as a behavioral addiction that needs further study. Our findings suggest that IGD and online GD patients share some emotional distress and personality traits, but patients with IGD also display some differential characteristics, namely younger age, lower novelty seeking scores and higher BMI, and FA scores. IGD presents some characteristics that are not extensive to online GD. These specificities have potential clinical implications and they need to be further studied.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció ISCIII/FIS PI14/00290
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/PSI2015-68701-R
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MECD/FPU/13/03746
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2016/FI_B 00568
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Gambling disorder ; Online gambling ; Internet gaming disorder ; Behavioral addiction
Published in: Journal of behavioral addictions, Vol. 6, issue 4 (Dec. 2017) , p. 669-677, ISSN 2063-5303

PMID: 29280393
DOI: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.078


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