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Internet Addiction and Gaming Disorder

About the Course:

Parents, educators, and health care professionals have all expressed concerns about the proliferation of electronic devices and their negative effects throughout our society.  Professional organizations have moved toward considering that the overuse of such devices may be diagnosable mental disorders.  These actions have raised a number of related legitimate and controversial issues, which must be addressed. This course will review the latest developments in this area and some of the pros and cons of those issues.  Gaming disorder itself may be regarded as a subarea of the broader concept of internet addiction. 

Publication Date:

2019

Course Material Author

Lou Franzini, PhD

Dr. Franzini received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, including an internship with VA Hospitals and Clinics in the Pittsburgh area and went on to become a professor at San Diego State University.   He is licensed as a psychologist for independent practice in the states of California and Florida.  He has consulted to publishers, schools, and businesses and is currently in private practice and writing online courses for companies offering CE units for health care professionals. He has 35+ years of university teaching, research and publishing, supervision of clinical graduate students through the postdoctoral level, and extensive speaking to professional associations both nationally and internationally.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the process and problems of adding or deleting a mental disorder from the DSM

  2. Identify WHO’s criteria for diagnosing the newly added “mental health condition” of gaming disorder

  3. Discuss the relationship between substance-related and behavioral addictions

  4. List three pros and cons of video gaming and internet usage

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Course Material

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Course Number 102843
1.5 credit hour
  • Online Article
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