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Retraction Note to: Correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a national wide sample of Korean adults

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International Journal of Mental Health Systems201711:53

  • Received: 7 September 2017
  • Accepted: 7 September 2017
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The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2017 11:35

Retraction Note: Int J Ment Health Syst (2017) 11:35 DOI 10.1186/s13033-017-0143-5

The authors are retracting this article [1]. After publication they became aware that the criteria they had used for the diagnosis of problematic game use were not the DSM-5 Internet gaming disorder criteria as reported in the article but other similar criteria. As this error undermines the results and conclusions of their study they are retracting this article. All authors agree with this retraction.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Research Planning, Mental Health Research Institute, National Center for Mental Health, Seoul, South Korea
Department of Psychiatry, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon‑ro Gangnam‑gu, Seoul, 06351, Republic of Korea
Department of Psychiatry, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Cheongju, South Korea


  1. Park S, Jeon HJ, Son JW, Kim H, Hong JP. Correlates, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies of problematic game use in a national wide sample of Korean adults. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2017;11:35. doi:10.1186/s13033-017-0143-5.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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