Gaming disorder, predominantly offline

Gaming disorder, predominantly offline is manifested by a persistent or Recurrent gaming behaviour (i.e., ‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’) that is not primarily conducted over the internet and is characterised by an Impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities and continuation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant Impairment in personal, family, social, educational, Occupational or other important areas of functioning. These features and the underlying pattern of gaming are normally evident over a Period of at least 12 months in order for a Diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all Diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

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