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Human Cognition to Analyse Alcohol Use Disorder and Correlation with Internet Gaming Disorder
  • Hari Pandey
Hari Pandey
Edge Hill University

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Playing games always been interest in child and adolescent. Technology specially internet given new dimension to gaming and over the decade gaming over internet attracted major percentage of player. Excessive gaming when not controlled also lead to the behavioral dysfunction along with physiological issues. World Health Organization (WHO) has added Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as potential mental disorder recently in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as research field to include in main manual. Research in this field gained interest, but about diagnostic criteria debate is still on in research group. For diagnosis of IGD, not only subjective symptoms but its underlying neurobiology needs to be included. Major behavioral addiction shares its symptoms with different addiction, which can be seen into IGD and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) also. In this paper, we aim to identify potential biomarkers to explore relationships between AUD and IGD symptoms using EEG signals recordings. Noise and other artifacts are removed during pre-processing and bands splitted in intermediate steps of proposed method. Spectral features are potential indicator in EEG data, for all five EEG bands power spectral density is computed and visible difference found in mean power on most of the channels for all bands. Across theta and beta bands, mean absolute power is greatly reduced in the frontal and prefrontal brain region. The results indicate symptoms are matching with impulsive behavior. Based on statistical analysis across we found similarities in EEG features in terms of emotional imbalance, high arousal, slow response inhibition and our study indicate Alcohol Use Disorder and IGD are correlated.