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Fear of COVID-19, Mindfulness, Humor, and Hopelessness: A Multiple Mediation Analysis.

Mehmet Saricali, Seydi Ahmet Satici, Begum Satici, Emine Gocet-Tekin, Mark D Griffiths,

Hopelessness is an important vulnerability factor for depressive symptomology and suicidal ideations. It may also play an important role in the fear of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Therefore, the present study tested the mediating role of mindful awareness and humor (both identified as coping strategies for dealing with stressful situations) in ... Read more >>

Int J Ment Health Addict (International journal of mental health and addiction)
[2020, :1-14]

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An Ex Vivo Acid Injury and Repair (AIR) Model Using Precision-Cut Lung Slices to Understand Lung Injury and Repair.

Sally Yunsun Kim, Róisín Mongey, Mark Griffiths, Matthew Hind, Charlotte H Dean,

Recent advances in cell culture models like air-liquid interface culture and ex vivo models such as organoids have advanced studies of lung biology; however, gaps exist between these models and tools that represent the complexity of the three-dimensional environment of the lung. Precision-cut lung slices (PCLS) mimic the in vivo ... Read more >>

Curr Protoc Mouse Biol (Current protocols in mouse biology)
[2020, 10(4):e85]

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PUBG-related suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic: Three cases from Pakistan.

Mohammed A Mamun, Irfan Ullah, Norina Usman, Mark D Griffiths,

INTRODUCTION:The present case report presents the most extreme negative aspects of gaming, namely PUBG-related suicide during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic in Pakistan. CASE PRESENTATION:Three suicide cases of extreme gamers occurred within a few days of each other in Lahore, Pakistan. All three were young males aged 16-20 years and their ... Read more >>

Perspect Psychiatr Care (Perspectives in psychiatric care)
[2020, :]

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Factors associated with parents' willingness to enroll their children in trials for COVID-19 vaccination.

Ran D Goldman, Georg Staubli, Cristina Parra Cotanda, Julie C Brown, Julia Hoeffe, Michelle Seiler, Renana Gelernter, Jeanine E Hall, Mark A Griffiths, Adrienne L Davis, Sergio Manzano, Ahmed Mater, Sara Ahmed, David Sheridan, Matt Hansen, Samina Ali, Graham C Thompson, Naoki Shimizu, Eileen J Klein,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has taken an unprecedented global toll and vaccination is needed to restore healthy living. Timely inclusion of children in vaccination trials is critical. We surveyed caregivers of children seeking care in 17 Emergency Departments (ED) across 6 countries during the peak of the pandemic ... Read more >>

Hum Vaccin Immunother (Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics)
[2020, :1-5]

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Fear of COVID-19, Mindfulness, Humor, and Hopelessness: A Multiple Mediation Analysis

Mehmet Saricali, Seydi Ahmet Satici, Begum Satici, Emine Gocet-Tekin, Mark D. Griffiths,

Hopelessness is an important vulnerability factor for depressive symptomology and suicidal ideations. It may also play an important role in the fear of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Therefore, the present study tested the mediating role of mindful awareness and humor (both identified as coping strategies for dealing with stressful situations) in ... Read more >>

(International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction)
[2020, :1-14]

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Depression and suicidality among Bangladeshi students: Subject selection reasons and learning environment as potential risk factors.

Najmuj Sakib, Merajul Islam, Md Syeed Al Habib, A K M Israfil Bhuiyan, Md Mahbub Alam, Noshin Tasneem, Moazzem Hossain, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Mark D Griffiths, Mohammed A Mamun,

PURPOSE:This study examined the role of subject-selection reasons and learning environment factors in students' depression and suicidality. DESIGN AND METHODS:This study surveyed 960 students from five different Bangladeshi universities using questions concerning socio-demographics, lifestyles, subject-selection reasons, learning and academic environment, suicidal behaviors, and the Bangla Patient Health Questionnaire. FINDINGS:Approximately half ... Read more >>

Perspect Psychiatr Care (Perspectives in psychiatric care)
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Internet gaming as a coping method among schizophrenic patients facing psychological distress.

Yun-Hsuan Chang, Kun-Chia Chang, Wen-Li Hou, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D Griffiths,

Background and aims:Patients with schizophrenia are known to use potentially addictive psychoactive substances as self-medication and to ease psychological distress. Other potentially addictive behaviors such as online gaming are also used to self-medicate and ease psychological distress. However, the role of online gaming and problematic gaming (in the form of ... Read more >>

J Behav Addict (Journal of behavioral addictions)
[2020, :]

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Depression, anxiety, and stress mediate the associations between internet gaming disorder, insomnia, and quality of life during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sara Fazeli, Isa Mohammadi Zeidi, Chung-Ying Lin, Peyman Namdar, Mark D Griffiths, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Amir H Pakpour,

Background:For many individuals, the COVID-19 outbreak has increased their psychological distress, changed their behaviors, and impacted their health. With more time spent indoors, many individuals have engaged in increased videogame playing. However, the associations between such behaviors during the COVID-19 outbreak period is unclear. Objective:The present study examined the mediating ... Read more >>

Addict Behav Rep (Addictive behaviors reports)
[2020, 12:100307]

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Validating the Persian Intuitive Eating Scale-2 Among Breast Cancer Survivors Who Are Overweight/Obese.

Babak Nejati, Chia-Wei Fan, William J Boone, Mark D Griffiths, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H Pakpour,

Women with breast cancer are at risk of being overweight/obese which may consequently increase mortality. Intuitive eating is an adaptive eating behavior which might be beneficial for weight outcomes. The present study validated the Persian Intuitive Eating Scale-2 (IES-2) among overweight/obese Iranian females with breast cancer. Women who were overweight/obese ... Read more >>

Eval Health Prof (Evaluation & the health professions)
[2020, :163278720965688]

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The mediating effect of the cyberchondria and anxiety sensitivity in the association between problematic internet use, metacognition beliefs, and fear of COVID-19 among Iranian online population.

Seyed Ghasem Seyed Hashemi, Shalaleh Hosseinnezhad, Solmaz Dini, Mark D Griffiths, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H Pakpour,

With the rapid growth of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), individuals may try to find related medical information using the internet to overcome their fears. Under such circumstances, individuals with the features of cyberchondria, anxiety sensitivity, and metacognitive beliefs in negative thoughts may suffer more fears than those without ... Read more >>

Heliyon (Heliyon)
[2020, 6(10):e05135]

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Recognizing Emotions through Facial Expressions: A Largescale Experimental Study.

Artemisa R Dores, Fernando Barbosa, Cristina Queirós, Irene P Carvalho, Mark D Griffiths,

Experimental research examining emotional processes is typically based on the observation of images with affective content, including facial expressions. Future studies will benefit from databases with emotion-inducing stimuli in which characteristics of the stimuli potentially influencing results can be controlled. This study presents Portuguese normative data for the identification of ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(20):]

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The development and validation of the Videogaming Motives Questionnaire (VMQ).

Francisco J López-Fernández, Laura Mezquita, Mark D Griffiths, Generós Ortet, Manuel I Ibáñez,

Gaming motives are important factors for explaining individual differences in videogame-related behaviors. The aim of the present study was to develop a new comprehensive but brief instrument-the Videogaming Motives Questionnaire (VMQ)-which embraces some of the most relevant gaming motives. In a first study, a pilot exploratory factor analysis (EFA) with ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(10):e0240726]

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The acid injury and repair (AIR) model: A novel ex-vivo tool to understand lung repair.

Sally Yunsun Kim, Róisín Mongey, Peizhu Wang, Stephen Rothery, David C A Gaboriau, Matthew Hind, Mark Griffiths, Charlotte H Dean,

Research into mechanisms underlying lung injury and subsequent repair responses is currently of paramount importance. There is a paucity of models that bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo research. Such intermediate models are critical for researchers to decipher the mechanisms that drive repair and to test potential ... Read more >>

Biomaterials (Biomaterials)
[2020, 267:120480]

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Caregivers' Willingness to Accept Expedited Vaccine Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Ran D Goldman, Shashidhar R Marneni, Michelle Seiler, Julie C Brown, Eileen J Klein, Cristina Parra Cotanda, Renana Gelernter, Tyler D Yan, Julia Hoeffe, Adrienne L Davis, Mark A Griffiths, Jeanine E Hall, Gianluca Gualco, Ahmed Mater, Sergio Manzano, Graham C Thompson, Sara Ahmed, Samina Ali, Naoki Shimizu, ,

PURPOSE:This study determined the predictors of caregivers' willingness to accept an accelerated regulatory process for the development of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). METHODS:An international cross-sectional survey was administered to 2557 caregivers of children in 17 pediatric emergency departments (EDs) across 6 countries from March 26, 2020, to June ... Read more >>

Clin Ther (Clinical therapeutics)
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The Psychological Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in Bangladesh: A Population-Based Study

Mohammed Mamun, Najmuj Sakib, David Gozal, AKM Israfil Bhuiyan, Sahadat Hossain, Md. Bodrud-Doza, Firoj Al Mamun, Ismail Hosen, Abu Hasnat Abdullah, Md. Abedin Sarker, Istiak Rayhan, Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Mohammad Muhit, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark Griffiths, Amir Pakpour,

Background: As with countries worldwide, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh were sudden and unexpected, and have the capacity to elicit serious psychological consequences. The present study examined the psychological consequences of COVID-19 in Bangladesh during the lockdown period. <br><br>Methods: ... Read more >>

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Response to "letter to editor: Symptoms and absence of symptoms while using a telephone: The paradox of thoracic outlet syndrome".

Emrah Zirek, Rustem Mustafaoglu, Zeynal Yasaci, Mark D Griffiths,

Musculoskelet Sci Pract (Musculoskeletal science & practice)
[2020, :102264]

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The COVID-19 pandemic and serious psychological consequences in Bangladesh: A population-based nationwide study.

Mohammed A Mamun, Najmuj Sakib, David Gozal, Akm Israfil Bhuiyan, Sahadat Hossain, Md Bodrud-Doza, Firoj Al Mamun, Ismail Hosen, Mariam Binte Safiq, Abu Hasnat Abdullah, Md Abedin Sarker, Istihak Rayhan, Md Tajuddin Sikder, Mohammad Muhit, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D Griffiths, Amir H Pakpour,

BACKGROUND:As with other countries worldwide, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh were sudden and unexpected, and have the capacity to elicit serious psychological consequences. The present study examined the psychological consequences of COVID-19 in Bangladesh during the lockdown period. METHODS:A nationwide online cross-sectional survey study recruited 10,067 individuals ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2020, 279:462-472]

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Caregiver willingness to vaccinate their children against COVID-19: Cross sectional survey.

Ran D Goldman, Tyler D Yan, Michelle Seiler, Cristina Parra Cotanda, Julie C Brown, Eileen J Klein, Julia Hoeffe, Renana Gelernter, Jeanine E Hall, Adrienne L Davis, Mark A Griffiths, Ahmed Mater, Sergio Manzano, Gianluca Gualco, Naoki Shimizu, Thomas L Hurt, Sara Ahmed, Matt Hansen, David Sheridan, Samina Ali, Graham C Thompson, Nathalie Gaucher, Georg Staubli, ,

BACKGROUND:More than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in development since the SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequence was published in January 2020. The uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine among children will be instrumental in limiting the spread of the disease as herd immunity may require vaccine coverage of up to 80% of the ... Read more >>

Vaccine (Vaccine)
[2020, 38(48):7668-7673]

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Maladaptive Rumination Mediates the Relationship between Self-Esteem, Perfectionism, and Work Addiction: A Largescale Survey Study.

Bernadette Kun, Róbert Urbán, Beáta Bőthe, Mark D Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics, Gyöngyi Kökönyei,

Background: Empirical evidence suggests that low self-esteem and high perfectionism are significant personality correlates of work addiction, but the mechanisms underlying these relationships are still unclear. Consequently, exploring cognitive mechanisms will help to better understand work addiction. For instance, rumination is one of the under-researched topics in work addiction, although ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(19):]

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Internet use disorders: What's new and what's not?

Mark D Griffiths,

This commentary critiques the recent paper by Montag et al. (2019) and (i) argues that there are a number of issues that are presented as contemporary but have been discussed in the internet addiction literature for over 20 years, (ii) argues that generalized internet use disorder (IUD)/smartphone use disorder (SmUD) ... Read more >>

J Behav Addict (Journal of behavioral addictions)
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The Spanish Version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further Examination Using Item Response Theory.

Laura Maldonado-Murciano, Halley M Pontes, Mark D Griffiths, Maite Barrios, Juana Gómez-Benito, Georgina Guilera,

Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a tentative disorder in the latest (fifth) revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, psychometric evaluation of the nine IGD criteria remains necessary to further enhance its assessment. Therefore, the objective ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(19):]

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Internet addiction among young Bangladeshi adults: critical commentary on Hassan et al. (2020).

Mark D Griffiths, Mohammed A Mamun,

J Egypt Public Health Assoc (The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association)
[2020, 95(1):26]

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Gambling in children and adolescents.

Alan M Emond, Mark D Griffiths,

INTRODUCTION:Children are susceptible to problems with gambling because of developmental and cognitive immaturities, as well as a sensitivity to peer pressure and marketing. SOURCES OF DATA:This review uses recent UK data from the Gambling Commission and from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, and evidence from recent reviews ... Read more >>

Br Med Bull (British medical bulletin)
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Depression literacy and awareness programs among Bangladeshi students: An online survey.

Mohammed A Mamun, Shabnam Naher, Mst Sabrina Moonajilin, Ahsanul Mahbub Jobayar, Istihak Rayhan, Kagan Kircaburun, Mark D Griffiths,

Background:Preventing depression and helping individuals to become more resilient to depression, awareness-related programs have been suggested. To implement such programs, depression literacy (D-Lit) assessment is needed. However, little information is known about it in Bangladesh, and this gap was addressed - in the present study. Methods:An online-based cross-sectional survey was ... Read more >>

Heliyon (Heliyon)
[2020, 6(9):e04901]

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Indian celebrity suicides before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and their associated risk factors: Evidence from media reports.

Mohammed A Mamun, Nabeel Kashan Syed, Mark D Griffiths,

J Psychiatr Res (Journal of psychiatric research)
[2020, 131:177-179]

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