Current Status of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) in Japan: New Lifestyle-Related Disease in Children and Adolescents

George Imataka*, Ryoichi Sakuta, Akira Maehashi, Shigemi Yoshihara

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研究成果: Review article査読

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The World Health Organization recognizes internet gaming disorder (IGD) as a disorder that causes problems in daily life as a result of excessive interest in online games. The causes of IGD have become more apparent in recent years. Because of prolonged exposure to games, the mechanisms controlling the reward system, such as the prefrontal cortex, limbic system, and amygdala of the cerebrum, do not function properly in IGD. This mechanism is similar to that of various behavioral addictions, such as gambling addiction. IGD is particularly risky in children and adolescents because it easily causes brain dysfunction, especially in the developing brain. IGD should be regarded as a new lifestyle-related disease in younger individuals, and lifestyle modifications, including counseling and family therapy, are critical for its management.

本文言語English
論文番号4566
ジャーナルJournal of Clinical Medicine
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15
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022 8月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 医学(全般)

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