, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 4–15

Bestaat online-gameverslaving?

Een crossdisciplinaire benadering
  • Tim Schoenmakers
  • Matilda Hellman
  • Benjamin Nordstrom
  • Ruth van Holst

In dit artikel proberen we een antwoord te vinden op de vraag of excessief compulsief online-gamen een verslaving kan worden genoemd. Hiervoor is bestaande literatuur onderzocht vanuit verschillende wetenschappelijke perspectieven. We bespreken het concept verslaving, de sociale inbedding van de problematiek, criteria om verslavingen te diagnosticeren en aanvullingen uit de neurowetenschappen. De belangrijkste conclusie is dat problematisch online-gamen dermate grote gelijkenissen vertoont met gok- en middelenverslavingen, dat deze goed met elkaar vergeleken kunnen worden. We beargumenteren dat een gameverslaving waarschijnlijk in sterkte verschilt van klassieke verslavingen, maar dat de aard van het probleem hetzelfde is.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Schoenmakers
    • 1
  • Matilda Hellman
    • 2
  • Benjamin Nordstrom
    • 3
  • Ruth van Holst
    • 4
  1. 1.IVO Instituut voor Onderzoek naar Leefwijzen en VerslavingRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance (CEACG), Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Geisel School of Medicine te DartmouthDartmouthThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour Centre for Cognitive NeuroimagingNijmegenThe Netherlands

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