Treatment Efficacy of Internet Gaming Disorder with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional Dysregulaton.
Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2020 Feb 12;:
Authors: Chang CH, Chang YC, Cheng H, Tzang RF
AIMS: Recent youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) noticed emotional dysregulation if they had Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). This study aims to understand the treatment efficacy of Internet Gaming Disorder with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Emotional Dysregulaton.
METHOD: 101 ADHD youths were recruited. We used Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS) and IGD criteria of DSM-5 to confirm IGD. The Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham, questionnaire Version IV (SNAP-IV) was used for symptoms of ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Disruptive mood Dysregulation Disorder was assessed by psychiatrist.
RESULT: There is a new phenomenon that emotional dysregulation frequently noticed on severely gaming addicted ADHD youth. Treatment efficacy of IGD is good when the underlying symptom of ADHD is controlled. Symptom scores of DMDD were significantly reduced by 71.9%, 74.8%, and 84.4% at week 2, 3, and 4, respectively (p ≤ 0.001) after adjusting baseline symptom severity.
CONCLUSION: Internet Gaming Disorder may strongly arouse emotional dysregulation. Future DSM criteria could consider these gaming addicted youth as a specific sub-class of ADHD.
PMID: 32047929 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]