Verhaltenssüchte in der ICD-11

Translated title of the contribution: Behavioral Addictions in the ICD-11

Hans Jürgen Rumpf*, Dominique Brandt

*Corresponding author for this work


Aim The article describes the inclusion of behavioral addictions in the ICD-11 and provides an outlook on future development. Methods Review of the literature Results On the basis of expert meetings of the World Health Organization (WHO), a proposal was developed on the basis of which Gambling Disorder and Gaming Disorder were included in the current version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Both disorders are described with the same 3 core characteristics (loss of control, priority in life and continuation despite negative consequences) and also require the presence of functional impairment. A number of studies prove the clinical relevance of the decision to include both disorders. In addition, other specified behavioral addictions can be coded and based on reviewing the literature, Buying-Shopping Disorder, Pornography Use Disorder and Social Networks Use Disorder seem to be suitable for this category. Conclusion Especially in the case of Gaming Disorder, it can be expected that inclusion in the ICD-11 will promote the development of diagnostics, prevention and therapy for this disorder. Under the auspices of the WHO, diagnostic tools for both disorders are currently being developed in order to provide standard instruments.

Translated title of the contributionBehavioral Addictions in the ICD-11
Original languageGerman
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2020

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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