Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD): A Case Report of Social Anxiety

Authors

  • Fachrul A. Nasution Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Elmeida Effendy Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mustafa M. Amin Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.398

Keywords:

Case Report, Internet Game Disorders, Withdrawal, Internet Addiction, Social Anxiety

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been included in the 5th edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). At present, many cases are encountered because of the disruption of this internet game, including in various age groups. Internet gaming addiction is a common disorder and often accompanies depression, hostility and social anxiety.

CASE REPORT: We found a case of anxiety disorder in people who play games on the network with the chief complaint that they cannot sleep. A 28-year-old man, a Javanese tribe with a job as a builder who came with his wife to the (Universitas Sumatera Utara) USU hospital psychiatric clinic. Experienced by the patient in about one year.

CONCLUSION: From the above case, we report that internet gaming disorder occurs in all age groups and social statuses.

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Published

2019-08-27

How to Cite

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Nasution FA, Effendy E, Amin MM. Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD): A Case Report of Social Anxiety. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Aug. 27 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];7(16):2664-6. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.398

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Neuroscience, Neurology, and Psychiatry

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