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25th European Congress of Psychiatry / European Psychiatry 41S (2017) S170–S237

a popular activity, among young adults (YA). However, research

suggests that excessive engagement may in extreme cases lead to

symptoms commonly experienced by substance addicts.


Estimate the prevalence of problematic use of video and

Internet games (PUVIG) among YA. Determine the factors associ-

ated with it.


A cross-sectional study was carried out during the first

half of September 2016. A sample of 69 YA with a high educa-

tion’s level was randomly selected from the general population.

Data were collected through a global questionnaire consisted of

a sociodemographic part, the Young Internet Addiction Test, the

Problem Video Game playing questionnaire, online network game

scale and the Perceived Stress Scale.


The average age was 27.6 years. The majority (70%)

reported using video or Internet games. The risk of dependency

to online network games involved 10% of game players while

the presence of video games use consequences concerning 16%.

Gaming addiction was significantly more likely in boys (


= 0.001).

The students had more PUVIG than employees (


= 0.036). A link

was highlighted with a problematic Internet use (


= 0.008), a

facebook addiction (


= 0.001) and high perceived stress level



Playing video and Internet games is a widespread

activity among YA. The factors potentially involved are inevitably

multiple and complex. It supports the need to carefully explore

these emerging practices among this vulnerable population and

suggest the establishment of better prevention and better tracking

of video gaming.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


Does adolescents’ depressive

symptoms increase the possibility of

addictive Internet gaming?: 1-year

follow up study in Korea

S.J. Jo

1 ,

, H .W

. Yim

1 , J. H


1 , K. E


1 , S. H


1 ,

L. Hae Koo



Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The

Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Department of Psychiatry, The Catholic University of Korea The

Uijongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea

Corresponding author.


Adolescents’ Internet gaming disorders might influ-

ence on their social and psychological developmental tasks and

physical health negatively. Depression is the commonly co-existed

conditions with addictive Internet gaming, but not much research

has been reported whether depressive symptoms would precede

the addictive Internet gaming in this population.


This prospective observation study was performed to

make clear whether adolescents’ depressive symptoms precede

their addictive Internet gaming.


Adolescents’ 1-year incidence of the addictive Internet

gaming was calculated, and test their depressive symptoms

increase the incidence.


In Korea, whole students of the 1st grade in three mid-

dle schools were participated in this study. Baseline assessment of

508 students was performed via standardized self-reported ques-

tionnaire on May–June, 2015. Internet game use-elicited symptom

screen (IGUESS) was used to addictive Internet gaming conditions.

IGUESS is the 9-itemedDSM-5 diagnostic criteria-based instrument

to screen high risk of Internet gaming disorders. Depressive symp-

toms was measured by Child Depression Inventory (CDI) group.

One year after the baseline assessment, follow-up assessment was

performed. Four hundred and forty-eight students have been par-

ticipated in the 1-year check up without addictive Internet gaming

at baseline.


In total, 4.7% of subjects had depressive symptoms at

baseline, and incidence of addictive Internet gaming was 9.2%.

After adjusted by sex, Internet game use per week, and self-control

status, depressive symptoms of baseline increased the 1-year

incidence of addictive Internet gaming significantly (OR = 3.5,


= 0.034).


Depressive adolescents have higher possibility they

could experience the addictive Internet gaming.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


The impact of the lifetime depression

history on alcohol consumption in

male and female alcoholics

V. Karpyak

1 ,

, J. Geske


, D. Hall-Flavin


, L. Loukianova



T. Schneekloth


, M. Skime


, M. Frye


, D.S. Choi


, J. Biernacka



Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA


Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA


Psychiatry and Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and

Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA


Health Sciences Research, Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic,

Rochester, USA

Corresponding author.


Psychiatric co-morbidities and alcohol craving are

known contributors to differences in alcohol consumptionpatterns.


Univariate and multivariable linear regression models

were used to examine the association and interactions between

the Inventory of Drug Taking Situations (IDTS) negative, positive

and temptation sub-scale scores, sex, as well as co-morbid depres-

sion and anxiety determined by Psychiatric Research Interview of

Substance and Mood Disorders (PRISM) with alcohol consumption

measured by Time Line Follow Back (TLFB) during preceding 90

days in 287 males and 156 females meeting DSM-IV criteria for

alcohol dependence.


IDTS positive, negative and temptation scores were

strongly associated with increased alcohol consumption measures

including the number of drinks per day and number of drinking

days per week (


< 0.0001). Male sex was associated with higher

amount of alcohol consumption per drinking day (


< 0.001), but

not with the number of drinking days per week (


> 0.05). In men,

lifetime history of depression was associated with fewer drinking

days (


= 0.0084) and fewer hazardous drinking days (


= 0.0214)

but not with differences in daily alcohol consumption. In women,

depression history was not significantly associated with alcohol

consumption measures. Post-hoc sex-stratified analyses suggested

that the association of the negative IDTS score with total amount

of alcohol consumed by men may be modified (decreased) by

lifetime depression history. We found no associations of alco-

hol consumption measures with anxiety or substance-induced



Decreased frequency of drinking in male alcoholics

with lifetime depression history is unexpected. This finding

emphasizes the complex relationships between alcoholism and

depression, which require further investigation.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.