Internet Gaming Disorder is an emerging serious epidemiologic problem that affects 3-8% of the world's population, with 8.4% of people under the age of 18 being affected in the United States. It is a new and serious mental health disorder, significantly impairing professional performance, academic achievement, and relationships. Diagnostic criteria are still being debated, and few mental health practitioners are trained in the accurate diagnosis & treatment of IGD (which is not recognized by the DSM). The presentation will outline the history and prevalence of IGD, its multiple common comorbidites, and pharmacologic treatments.
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- Describe the history and epidemiology of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)
- Apply diagnostic criteria to diagnose patients with IGD
- Distinguish at-risk patients, and understand common comorbidities that may mask IGD
- Consider the most evidence-based treatments to patients with IGD
- Support and provide basic counseling to family members around setting boundaries with children with IGD
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: August 15, 2019
End Date: August 15, 2022
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Alok Kanojia, M.D., M.P.H, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Sejal Patel, Senior Program Manager, Division of Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Benjamin Silverman, M.D., Senior Consultant, iRewardHealth, Inc., Newton, Massachusetts.
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