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Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial.

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<h4>Background</h4>In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of tocilizumab in adult patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 with both hypoxia and systemic inflammation.<h4>Methods</h4>This randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy [RECOVERY]), is assessing several possible treatments in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 in the UK. Those ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2021, 397(10285):1637-1645]

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Fear of COVID-19 and workplace phobia among Pakistani doctors: A survey study.

Sadia Malik, Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Irfan, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H Pakpour, Mark D Griffiths, Ibad Ur Rehman, Rafia Minhas,

<h4>Background</h4>The novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has seriously affected the lives of millions of people across the world. It has also heavily burdened healthcare professionals and the virus poses serious risks for their personal and professional lives. Therefore, the present study examined the associations between fear of COVID-19 and workplace phobia ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2021, 21(1):833]

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Policy Recommendations for Preventing Problematic Internet Use in Schools: A Qualitative Study of Parental Perspectives.

Melina A Throuvala, Mark D Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, Daria J Kuss,

Parenting in the digital age has been characterized as one of the most challenging tasks of the modern era. Parents are ambivalent about their mediating role. However, problematic aspects of adolescent online use have not been adequately addressed in education. The present study investigated parental perceptions of intervention needs within ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2021, 18(9):]

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Internet-Related Behaviors and Psychological Distress Among Schoolchildren During the COVID-19 School Hiatus.

Chao-Ying Chen, I-Hua Chen, Amir H Pakpour, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D Griffiths,

This study assessed the mediating roles of problematic gaming, problematic social media use, and problematic smartphone use in the associations between psychological distress and screen time use among primary school children during the school hiatus due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Students (<i>n</i> = 2,026; mean [standard ... Read more >>

Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw (Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking)
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Motivation to Have COVID-19 Vaccination Explained Using an Extended Protection Motivation Theory among University Students in China: The Role of Information Sources.

Peng-Wei Wang, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Chung-Ying Lin, I-Hua Chen, Cheng-Fang Yen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Mark D Griffiths, Amir H Pakpour,

<h4>Background</h4>The aims of the present study were to examine the prediction of the threat and coping appraisal utilizing an extended protection motivation theory (PMT) for the motivation to have COVID-19 vaccination and the influence of various information sources on coping appraisal among university students in China.<h4>Methods</h4>The sample comprised 3145 students ... Read more >>

Vaccines (Basel) (Vaccines)
[2021, 9(4):]

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Reciprocal relationships between problematic internet use and psychological distress: A nine-month longitudinal study

Ching-Wen Chang, hua chen, Carol Strong, Yi-Ching Lin, Meng-Che Tsai, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir Pakpour, Mark Griffiths,

<p>The causal relationships between problematic internet use and psychological distress remain controversial. The present study investigated the reciprocal relationships between problematic internet use (PIU, i.e., problematic social media use [PSMU], problematic gaming [PG]) and psychological distress (i.e., anxiety, depression). Hong Kong and Taiwan university students (N=645; nmale=266; mean=20.95 years [SD=5.63]) ... Read more >>

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Compensatory Usage of the Internet: The Case of Mukbang Watching on YouTube.

Kagan Kircaburun, Sabah Balta, Emrah Emirtekin, Şule Betül Tosuntas, Zsolt Demetrovics, Mark D Griffiths,

<h4>Objective</h4>Accumulating empirical research has emphasized that a wide range of online activities-such as using social networking sites-can be performed in order to compensate unattained needs or to cope with negative affect and psychopathological symptoms. Although the correlates of problematic social networking use have been extensively investigated, less is known about ... Read more >>

Psychiatry Investig (Psychiatry investigation)
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In search of the optimum structural model for Internet Gaming Disorder.

Vasileios Stavropoulos, Rapson Gomez, Mark D Griffiths,

<h4>Background</h4>Internet gaming Disorder (IGD) constitutes a recently proposed clinical disorder (American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 2013). The present study examined if IGD is best conceptualized as categorical (present/absent), or dimensional (severity ranging from low to high), or both (i.e., hybrid of categorical/dimensional).<h4>Methods</h4>Ratings of the nine ... Read more >>

BMC Psychiatry (BMC psychiatry)
[2021, 21(1):176]

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Correlates of Psychological Distress Among Pakistani Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Parallel and Serial Mediation Analyses.

Farzana Ashraf, Gull Zareen, Aasia Nusrat, Amna Arif, Mark D Griffiths,

<b>Objective:</b> The global outbreak of COVID-19 has greatly affected individual's lives around the world and resulted in various negative psychological consequences. During the pandemic, reflection on and attention to COVID-19 may help in dealing with its symptomology but frequent and persistent thoughts about the situation can be unhealthy. The present ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2021, 12:647821]

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Theoretical conceptualisations of problematic exercise in psychometric assessment instruments: A systematic review.

Álvaro Sicilia, Adrian Paterna, Manuel Alcaraz-Ibáñez, Mark D Griffiths,

<h4>Background and aims</h4>The aim of the present systematic review was to identify psychometric tools developed to assess problematic exercise in order to identify and compare their theoretical conceptualisations on which they are based.<h4>Methods</h4>A systematic literature search was conducted in the electronic databases Web of Science, Scielo, PsychINFO, PsycTEST and SCOPUS ... Read more >>

J Behav Addict (Journal of behavioral addictions)
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The Moderating Role of Coping Mechanisms and Being an e-Sport Player Between Psychiatric Symptoms and Gaming Disorder: Online Survey.

Fanni Bányai, Ágnes Zsila, Gyöngyi Kökönyei, Mark D Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics, Orsolya Király,

<h4>Background</h4>The emerging popularity of playing video games (gaming) as a hobby and as a professional sport raises awareness about both the benefits and possible downsides of the activity. Although a healthy and passionate hobby for most, a minority of gamers experience addiction-like symptoms and are considered to have gaming disorder ... Read more >>

JMIR Ment Health (JMIR mental health)
[2021, 8(3):e21115]

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Perceived Challenges and Online Harms from Social Media Use on a Severity Continuum: A Qualitative Psychological Stakeholder Perspective.

Melina A Throuvala, Mark D Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, Daria J Kuss,

Evidence suggests that problematic use of gaming, the internet, and social media among adolescents is on the rise, affecting multiple psycho-emotional domains. However, research providing a comprehensive and triangulated stakeholder perspective of perceived harms is lacking. How are adolescent online harms experienced and conceptualized by students, parents, and teachers? The ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2021, 18(6):]

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Exploring the public's perception of gambling addiction on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic: Topic modelling and sentiment analysis.

Emanuele Fino, Bishoy Hanna-Khalil, Mark D Griffiths,

The present study explored the topics and sentiment associated with gambling addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic, using topic modeling and sentiment analysis on tweets in English posted between 17-24<sup>th</sup> April 2020. The study was exploratory in nature, with its main objective consisting of inductively identifying topics embedded in user-generated content. ... Read more >>

J Addict Dis (Journal of addictive diseases)
[2021, :1-19]

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Measurement Invariance of the Drivers of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Scale: Comparison between Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese-Speaking Populations.

Ya-Chin Yeh, I-Hua Chen, Daniel K Ahorsu, Nai-Ying Ko, Kuan-Lin Chen, Ping-Chia Li, Cheng-Fang Yen, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D Griffiths, Amir H Pakpour,

The impacts of novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on human life continue to be serious. To control the spread of COVID-19, the production of effective vaccines is likely to be one of the best solutions. However, vaccination hesitancy may decrease individuals' willingness to get vaccinated. The Drivers of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance ... Read more >>

Vaccines (Basel) (Vaccines)
[2021, 9(3):]

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The Mediating Role of Impulsivity and the Moderating Role of Gender Between Fear of Missing Out and Gaming Disorder Among a Sample of Chinese University Students.

Li Li, Mark D Griffiths, Songli Mei, Zhimin Niu,

The role of fear of missing out (FoMO) in addictive behaviors has recently attracted growing attention. In view of negative effects of gaming disorder (GD) among adolescents and emerging adults, research examining the relationship between FoMO and GD is needed, alongside the roles of impulsivity and gender in the relationship ... Read more >>

Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw (Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking)
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Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) across countries: Measurement invariance issues.

Chung-Ying Lin, Wen-Li Hou, Mohammed A Mamun, José Aparecido da Silva, Yunier Broche-Pérez, Irfan Ullah, Akihiro Masuyama, Koubun Wakashima, Mélody Mailliez, Arnaud Carre, Yu-Pin Chen, Kun-Chia Chang, Yi-Jie Kuo, Paolo Soraci, Damian Scarf, Anders Broström, Mark D Griffiths, Amir H Pakpour,

<h4>Aim</h4>The threats of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have caused fears worldwide. The Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) was recently developed to assess the fear of COVID-19. Although many studies found that the FCV-19S is psychometrically sound, it is unclear whether the FCV-19S is invariant across countries. The present study ... Read more >>

Nurs Open (Nursing open)
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Internet addiction and maladaptive schemas: The potential role of disconnection/rejection and impaired autonomy/performance.

Shahla Ostovar, Reyhaneh Bagheri, Mark D Griffiths, Intan Hashimah Mohd Hashima,

<h4>Introduction and objectives</h4>Problematic internet use (PIU) has become public health concern, particularly among adolescents and emerging adults. There is growing interest concerning the potential impacts of early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) on PIU and its most severe manifestation internet addiction (IA). However, a deeper understanding of these relationships is needed regarding ... Read more >>

Clin Psychol Psychother (Clinical psychology & psychotherapy)
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Depression and anxiety symptoms associated with internet gaming disorder before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal study.

Zhaojun Teng, Halley M Pontes, Qian Nie, Mark D Griffiths, Cheng Guo,

<h4>Background</h4>The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly impacted aspects of human life globally. Playing videogames has been encouraged by several organizations to help individuals cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictive measures. This longitudinal study was the first to examine gaming in the context of the pandemic and its ... Read more >>

J Behav Addict (Journal of behavioral addictions)
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DSM-5 pathological personality domains as vulnerability factors in predicting COVID-19-related anxiety symptoms.

Mehdi Zemestani, Mohammad Babamiri, Mark D Griffiths, Reza Didehban,

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, individuals worldwide have shown different anxiety-related reactions. Several vulnerability factors may play a role in individuals' psychological reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such factors include pathological personality traits which have been shown to contribute to the development of anxiety-related conditions. Consequently, ... Read more >>

J Addict Dis (Journal of addictive diseases)
[2021, :1-14]

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Exploring the Dimensions of Smartphone Distraction: Development, Validation, Measurement Invariance, and Latent Mean Differences of the Smartphone Distraction Scale (SDS).

Melina A Throuvala, Halley M Pontes, Ioannis Tsaousis, Mark D Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, Daria J Kuss,

<b>Background:</b> Distraction is a functional emotion regulation strategy utilized to relieve emotional distress. Within the attention economy perspective, distraction is increasingly associated with digital technology use, performance impairments and interference with higher-order cognitive processes. Research on smartphone distraction and its association with problematic smartphone use is still scarce and there ... Read more >>

Front Psychiatry (Frontiers in psychiatry)
[2021, 12:642634]

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Why Do Individuals Engage in In-Play Sports Betting? A Qualitative Interview Study.

Elizabeth A Killick, Mark D Griffiths,

Increasing technological advancements and changing consumer behavior has resulted in individuals having access to a wider range of online gambling markets and sporting events than ever before. Sports betting in real time has been aided by the accessibility of smartphone devices. Consequently, the popularity of live sports betting (i.e., 'in-play' ... Read more >>

J Gambl Stud (Journal of gambling studies)
[2021, 37(1):221-240]

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The development and validation of the Motors of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Scale: Psychometric evaluation among mainland Chinese university students

I-Hua Chen, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Nai-Ying Ko, Cheng-Fang Yen, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark Griffiths, Amir Pakpour,

<p>Background: COVID-19 continues to ravage the world with economies and life significantly and negatively affected. Fortunately, there has been significant progress in the production of vaccines to stem the infection. However, with controversies and myths surrounding vaccinations, it is timely to examine individuals’ willingness to vaccinate. The present study developed ... Read more >>

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Perceived Challenges and Online Harms from Social Media Use on a Severity Continuum: A Qualitative Psychological Stakeholder Perspective

Melina A. Throuvala, Mark D. Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, Daria J. Kuss,

Evidence suggests that problematic use of gaming, the internet, and social media among adolescents is on the rise, affecting multiple psycho-emotional domains. However, research providing a comprehensive and triangulated stakeholder perspective of perceived harms is lacking. How are adolescent online harms experienced and conceptualized by students, parents, and teachers? The ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2021, 18(6):]

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Mentalizing Failures, Emotional Dysregulation, and Cognitive Distortions Among Adolescent Problem Gamblers.

Maria Ciccarelli, Giovanna Nigro, Francesca D'Olimpio, Mark D Griffiths, Marina Cosenza,

Over the past decade, several studies have investigated the relationship between cognitive distortions and emotion regulation among adolescent gamblers, demonstrating the exacerbating role of alcohol consumption when co-occurring with gambling problems. An important construct, that to date has been largely neglected, is mentalizing (i.e. the ability to reflect on one's ... Read more >>

J Gambl Stud (Journal of gambling studies)
[2021, 37(1):283-298]

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The relationship between fear of COVID-19 and mental health problems: A meta-analysis.

Zeynep Şimşir, Hayri Koç, Tolga Seki, Mark D Griffiths,

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused physical and mental health problems among individuals around the world. Recent studies have reported various mental health problems among both health-care workers and the general population. In this meta-analysis, evidence is provided concerning the relationships between the Fear of COVID-19 Scale. The fear ... Read more >>

Death Stud (Death studies)
[2021, :1-9]

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