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Konstruktionen av en diagnos: en kvalitativ studie om diagnosens betydelse för behandling av datorspelsberoende

Gutierrez Liljestrand, Gabriel LU and Wester, Jimmie LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this study is to explore the importance of a diagnosis when it comes to gaming addiction. The study is based on the professionals perspective, which was done by interviewing those working with gaming addiction and similar behavioral issues. The empirical material is analysed from a social constructive perspective to shed light upon how gaming addiction has come to be defined in different ways and what role a diagnosis can mean for the status of gaming addiction. Studies from around the world show that in some countries it is a problem taken seriously, including one country having a governmental treatment plan to address the issue. There is a considerable difference between countries in this regard. In Sweden the treatment is... (More)
The aim of this study is to explore the importance of a diagnosis when it comes to gaming addiction. The study is based on the professionals perspective, which was done by interviewing those working with gaming addiction and similar behavioral issues. The empirical material is analysed from a social constructive perspective to shed light upon how gaming addiction has come to be defined in different ways and what role a diagnosis can mean for the status of gaming addiction. Studies from around the world show that in some countries it is a problem taken seriously, including one country having a governmental treatment plan to address the issue. There is a considerable difference between countries in this regard. In Sweden the treatment is rather consistent throughout the country, although there is no diagnosis here for the addiction. The conclusion based on this study is that there are both positive and negative effects of a diagnosis regarding gaming addiction for all layers of society. (Less)
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Gutierrez Liljestrand, Gabriel LU and Wester, Jimmie LU
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SOPA63 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Diagnosis, gaming, addiction, treatment
language
Swedish
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8915578
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2017-06-15 10:53:05
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to explore the importance of a diagnosis when it comes to gaming addiction. The study is based on the professionals perspective, which was done by interviewing those working with gaming addiction and similar behavioral issues. The empirical material is analysed from a social constructive perspective to shed light upon how gaming addiction has come to be defined in different ways and what role a diagnosis can mean for the status of gaming addiction. Studies from around the world show that in some countries it is a problem taken seriously, including one country having a governmental treatment plan to address the issue. There is a considerable difference between countries in this regard. In Sweden the treatment is rather consistent throughout the country, although there is no diagnosis here for the addiction. The conclusion based on this study is that there are both positive and negative effects of a diagnosis regarding gaming addiction for all layers of society.},
  author       = {Gutierrez Liljestrand, Gabriel and Wester, Jimmie},
  keyword      = {Diagnosis,gaming,addiction,treatment},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konstruktionen av en diagnos: en kvalitativ studie om diagnosens betydelse för behandling av datorspelsberoende},
  year         = {2017},
}