• Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder: a critical commentary on Petry et al . (2014)

      Griffiths, Mark D.; van Rooij, Antonius J.; Kardefelt-Winther, Daniel; Starcevic, Vladan; Király, Orsolya; Pallesen, Ståle; Müller, Kai; Dreier, Michael; Carras, Michelle; Prause, Nicole; King, Daniel L.; Aboujaoude, Elias; Kuss, Daria J.; Pontes, Halley M.; Lopez Fernandez, Olatz; Nagygyorgy, Katalin; Achab, Sophia; Billieux, Joël; Quandt, Thorsten; Carbonell, Xavier; Ferguson, Christopher J.; Hoff, Rani A.; Derevensky, Jeffrey; Haagsma, Maria C.; Delfabbro, Paul; Coulson, Mark; Hussain, Zaheer; Demetrovics, Zsolt; University of Derby; Nottingham Trent University; Nottingham UK; iMinds-MICT-Ghent University, Ghent; Belgium; Karolinska Institutet; Stockholm Sweden; University of Sydney; New South Wales Australia; Eötvös Loránd University; Budapest Hungary; University of Bergen; Bergen Norway; Mainz University; Mainz Germany; Mainz University; Mainz Germany; Johns Hopkins University; Baltomore MD USA; University of California Berkeley; CA USA; University of Adelaide; Adelaide Australia; Stanford University; Stanford CA USA; Nottingham Trent University; Nottingham UK; Nottingham Trent University; Nottingham UK; Université Catholique de Louvain; Louvain Belgium; Eötvös Loránd University; Budapest Hungary; University Hospitals of Geneva; Geneva Switzerland; Université Catholique de Louvain; Louvain Belgium; University of Münster; Münster Germany; Universidad Ramon Llull; Barcelona Spain; Stetson University; DeLand FL USA; Yale University; New Haven CT USA; McGill University; Montréal Québec Canada; University of Twente; Enschede The Netherlands; University of Adelaide; Adelaide Australia; Middlesex University; Hendon UK; University of Derby; Derby UK; Eötvös Loránd University; Budapest Hungary (2016-01)
      This commentary paper critically discusses the recent debate paper by Petry et al. (2014) that argued there was now an international consensus for assessing Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). Our collective opinions vary considerably regarding many different aspects of online gaming. However, we contend that the paper by Petry and colleagues does not provide a true and representative international community of researchers in this area. This paper critically discusses and provides commentary on (i) the representativeness of the international group that wrote the ‘consensus’ paper, and (ii) each of the IGD criteria. The paper also includes a brief discussion on initiatives that could be taken to move the field towards consensus. It is hoped that this paper will foster debate in the IGD field and lead to improved theory, better methodologically designed studies, and more robust empirical evidence as regards problematic gaming and its psychosocial consequences and impact.