Print Share Email Twitter Facebook Linkedin Reddit Get Citation Citation AMA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya. "Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction." 2 Minute Medicine, 23 July 2015. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2015. AccessPediatrics. http://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=483763§ionid=222993387 MLA Citation Ramjaun A. Ramjaun A Ramjaun, Aliya.. "Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction." 2 Minute Medicine New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2015, http://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=483763§ionid=222993387. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Tools Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Top Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction by Aliya Ramjaun Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessPediatrics with permission. +Internet gaming disorder, listed in the DSM-5, is characterized by preoccupation, withdrawal, tolerance and continued use despite negative consequences. The behavior that characterizes Internet addiction (IA) causes significant impairment in the various spheres of an individual’s life, including social, education, personal, occupational or other relevant areas of functioning. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proposed in the treatment of IA. In this randomized clinical trial, 143 men, aged 17-52 years, meeting diagnostic criteria for IA, were randomized to participate in a manualized CBT program combining group and individual interventions, or a wait-list control, to assess whether this intervention is effective in treating individuals with internet and computer game addiction. Based on a multivariate analysis, researchers found that the odds of remission were greater in the intervention group (OR 10.10, 95% CI 3.69 to 27.65). This study therefore shows that short-term CBT may be an effective treatment modality in the management of IA. However, further studies assessing the long-term efficacy of these types of interventions are needed. +Click to read the study in JAMA Psychiatry +©2019 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.