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Research progress and debates on gaming disorder
  1. Qianjin Wang,
  2. Honghong Ren,
  3. Jiang Long,
  4. Yueheng Liu and
  5. Tieqiao Liu
  1. Department of Behavioral Medicine, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tieqiao Liu; liutieqiao123{at}


Gaming disorder has become a significant issue in mental healthcare. While gaming is an important form of entertainment, excessive gaming may cause serious consequences for players. At present, there are still controversies in the academic community concerning the public health problems related to gaming disorder. This article attempts to expound the definition, epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gaming disorder, in order to contribute to future conceptualization of gaming disorder.

  • gaming disorder
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • prevention

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  • Contributors Wang Qianjin: completed the summary, definition of gaming disorder, diagnosis, writing and full-text integration of treatment.

    Ren Honghong: document retrieval, writing and draft revision to complete gaming disorder prevention.

    Long Jiang: completed the adjustment of writing and writing format of gaming disorder epidemiology and aetiology.

    Liu Yueheng: completed the writing of the gaming disorder background and need to solve problems in the future.

    Liu Tieqiao: provided an outline of the article, guide writing, full-text revision and final draft.

  • Funding This work was supported by grants from the National Key R&D Program of China(2017YFC1310400) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China(81371465 and 81671324). The sponsors have no role in the planning, conduct and publication of this work.

  • Competing interests All authors declare that they have no any conflict of interest in this article.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No additional data are available.

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