Do 'addictive' video games cause depression & anxiety? We don't know yet. New meta-review shows there's almost no high-quality, unbiased evidence for the existence of 'gaming disorder'.
Our research on the quality of evidence for #gamingdisorder has been published! "Evidence of selective outcome reporting was found in all reviews..." "#PLOSONE:. Thanks to
We looked at systematic reviews that examined the associations between gaming disorder and depression or anxiety... none were classified as reliable according to prespecified quality criteria.
Omg best conflict of interest disclosure ever! Lead author: “sometimes plays video games herself.” Evaluating the quality of evidence for gaming disorder: A summary of systematic reviews of associations between gaming disorder and depression or anxiety
A good review is worth a thousand SEMs... great work & co.! this is truly a 2020 must-read for games scholars