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Home > Reward-related decision-making deficits in internet gaming disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Yao, Yuan-Wei and Zhang, Jin-Tao and Fang, Xiao-Yi and Liu, Lu and Potenza, Marc N (2021) Reward-related decision-making deficits in internet gaming disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, Early online, . https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15518.

External website: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.15...

AIMS: To estimate the aggregated effect sizes of reward-related decision-making deficits in internet gaming disorder (IGD) and to explore potential moderators on the variability of effect sizes across studies.

FINDINGS: The overall ES for decision-making deficits in IGD was small (g = -0.45, P < 0.01). The effects were comparable across risky, ambiguous and inter-temporal decision-making. Larger aggregate ESs were identified for pure-gain and mixed compared with pure-loss decision-making. Studies based on clinical and community samples showed similar effects. No significant difference between behavioral studies and those with extra measurements was observed. Decision-making alterations were not closely associated with IGD severity or self-reported impulsivity differences at the study level.

CONCLUSIONS: Internet gaming disorder appears to be consistently associated with reward-related decision-making deficits.


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