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Associations of Behavior Inhibition, Fun-seeking, Fighting, and Freezing Response in Patients with Internet Gaming Disorder and those in Remission

Chen-Hsiang Su, Pai-Cheng Lin, Yun-Yu Chen, Yi-Chun Lin, Chih-Hung Ko

Objectives: In this study, we intended to evaluate the association between original and revised reinforcement theory and remission from Internet gaming disorder (IGD). Methods: We recruited 85 subjects with IGD, and 85 subjects in remission from IGD. All study participants received a diagnostic interview for IGD based on the DSM-5, and completed copies of questionnaire of the BIS/BAS scale and Jackson-5 scales to assess their reinforcement sensitivity. Results: Subjects remitted from IGD had signifi cant lower behavior inhibition (20.27 ± 2.87 vs. 21.27 ± 3.38, p < 0.05), and fun-seeking (11.34 ± 2.10 vs. 12.41 ± 2.48, p < 0.01). The difference in behavior inhibition was signifi cant only among student group (p < 0.01), and the difference in fun-seeking was signifi cant only among non-student group. Based on revised reinforcement sensitivity theory, subjects remitting from IGD had a signifi cantly lower score on fi ghting response (31.48 ± 4.20 vs. 33.56 ± 4.26, p < 0.01). Among students group, they had signifi cantly lower fi ghting (p < 0.01) and freezing response (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The lower behavior inhibition, fun-seeking, fi ghting, and freezing responses were associated with remitting from IGD. Intervention to relieve anxiety and fl ight response and to improve selfcontrol and practical resolution might benefi t patients remitting from IGD.
Key Word Internet gaming disorder, remission, behavior inhibition, fun seeking
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