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28.06.2022 | Original Article

Examining the Gambling-Related Harms, Gambling Disorder, and Player Characteristics of Jogo do Bicho (an Illegal National Lottery) in a Representative Sample of Brazilian Lottery Players

We investigated the demographics, gambling-related harms, and risk for gambling disorder (GD) associated with an illegal national lottery-type game called Jogo do Bicho that is culturally unique to Brazil in a sample of 5407 representative …

verfasst von:
Hyoun S. Kim, Marcos Sanches, Mirella Martins de Castro Mariani, David C. Hodgins, Hermano Tavares

27.06.2022 | Original Article

The More Internet Access, the More Mental Symptoms Students Got, the More Problematic Internet Use They Suffered: a Meta-analysis of Mainland Chinese Adolescents and Young Adults

The traditional view is that mental symptoms and problematic Internet use are positively related. Still, other researchers have questioned this view, and they believe that mental symptoms are negatively associated with problematic Internet use.

verfasst von:
Shunyu Li, Xiaotong Wang, Zhili Wu, Yuxuan Zhang

27.06.2022 | Original Article

Alcohol Consumption in Chinese Young Adult Gamers: Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Evidence linking alcohol consumption and gaming was inconsistent. This study aimed to explore this link in a sample of Chinese young adult gamers and to determine if the AUDIT was an adequate tool to assess alcohol consumption in this population.

verfasst von:
Qian Wang

27.06.2022 | Original Article

The Relationship Between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Depression, Anxiety and Problematic Video Gaming Among Female and Male Gamers

The present study investigated the relationship between problematic video gaming (PVG) and early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) among male and female gamers. Additionally, the present study investigated depression and anxiety as mediators in the …

verfasst von:
Andrzej Cudo, Mateusz Dobosz, Mark D. Griffiths, Daria J. Kuss

Open Access 24.06.2022 | Original Article

Assessing Alcohol Expectations in University Students: the APNE Scale

The increasing prevalence of alcohol consumption at early ages has led to major efforts to identify alcohol drinking habits within this highly vulnerable group, and individuals with hazardous patterns of alcohol consumption. The aim of this study …

verfasst von:
Montserrat Gomà-i-Freixanet, Gabriela Ferrero-Rincón, Roser Granero

24.06.2022 | Original Article

Does Online Newsmedia Portrayal of Substance Use and Persons with Substance Misuse Endorse Stigma? A Qualitative Study from India

Media provides and shapes public knowledge, perceptions, and attitude towards people with substance misuse. We aimed to explore the content and specific themes of Indian online news articles on substance use or persons with substance misuse. We …

verfasst von:
Abhishek Ghosh, Chandrima Naskar, Nidhi Sharma, Fazl-e-Roub, Shinjini Choudhury, Aniruddha Basu, Renjith R. Pillai, Debasish Basu, S. K. Mattoo

22.06.2022 | COVID-19 | Original Article

Suicide Attempts in an Italian Population with Substance Use Disorders: Results of a Follow-up Study

Suicide is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. Among the known risk factors, substance use disorders are particularly relevant, but there are still few data on the epidemiology of suicide attempts in this group during the COVID-19 pandemic. We …

verfasst von:
Raimondo Maria Pavarin, Francesca Fontana, Monica Pacetti, Samantha Sanchini

20.06.2022 | Original Article

Evaluation of Psychometric Properties of the Acceptability of ICT Use for Mental Health Care Questionnaire

The adoption of e-mental health strategies is determined by the acceptability of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to professionals, an issue barely explored in Mexico. The objective was to evaluate the psychometric properties of …

verfasst von:
Raquel Mondragón-Gómez, Nora Angélica Martínez-Vélez, Morise Fernández-Torres, Marcela Tiburcio Sainz

Open Access 20.06.2022 | Original Article

Problematic Shopping Behavior: An Item Response Theory Examination of the Seven-Item Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale

There has been an increasing amount of research examining problematic shopping behavior (PSB), often referred to in the psychological literature as “compulsive buying” or “shopping addiction.” A popular scale for assessing the risk of PSB is the …

verfasst von:
Daniel Zarate, Lana Fullwood, Maria Prokofieva, Mark D. Griffiths, Vasileios Stavropoulos

20.06.2022 | Original Article

The Smartphone Addiction Scale: Psychometric Properties, Invariance, Network Perspective, and Latent Profile Analysis Among a Sample of Chinese University Students

The Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS) is one of commonly used measurement tools to assess smartphone addiction. However, studies concerning the psychometric properties, invariance, and network structure of the SAS as well as profiles of smartphone …

verfasst von:
Li Li, Zhimin Niu, Mark D. Griffiths, Songli Mei

16.06.2022 | Original Article

Influence of Benign/Malicious Envy on Mobile Phone Addiction: Mediating Role of Loneliness and Self-Control

It has become a significant issue that an increasing number of adolescents are addicted to mobile phones. From the perspective of social comparison theory, this study aims to explore the relationship between benign envy/malicious envy and mobile …

verfasst von:
Mengmeng Zhang, Yanhui Xiang

07.06.2022 | Original Article

Understanding the Service Needs and Preferences of Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine in British Columbia, Canada: a Qualitative Study

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) use crystal methamphetamine at higher rates than the general population, often in a sexual context. Some require support for problematic methamphetamine use. Health services are available …

verfasst von:
K. Fulcher, G. Berlin, K. Taylor, A. Wells, T. Nguyen, D. Moore, M. Hull, N. J. Lachowsky

Open Access 06.06.2022 | Original Article

The Development and Validation of the Ontological Addiction Scale

Ontological Addiction Theory is a metaphysical theory of mental illness which conceptualises psychological suffering in terms of excessive ego-centeredness. This study aimed to develop and validate the Ontological Addiction Scale (OAS) and compare …

verfasst von:
Paul Barrows, Edo Shonin, Supakyada Sapthiang, Mark D. Griffiths, Déborah Ducasse, William Van Gordon

03.06.2022 | Original Article

The Effect of Psychosocial Interventions for Reducing Co-occurring Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Individuals with Problematic Internet Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effect of psychosocial interventions in reducing problematic Internet use (PIU), anxiety, and depression symptoms in a sample of people. This review was …

verfasst von:
André Luiz Monezi Andrade, Gabriella Di Girolamo Martins, Adriana Scatena, Fernanda Machado Lopes, Wanderlei Abadio de Oliveira, Hyoun S. Kim, Denise De Micheli

03.06.2022 | Original Article

Effects of Recovery Measures on Internalized Stigma in Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

The research aimed to establish important predictors for addressing internalized stigma from a series of clinical measures relevant to recovery such as symptomatology, functionality, and psychological recovery of patients diagnosed with …

verfasst von:
Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, Felipe Ponce-Correa, Alfonso Urzúa

23.05.2022 | Original Article

Australian Perceptions of Warnings on Cigarette Sticks

Novel warnings on individual cigarettes represent a potentially effective means for reducing tobacco use. This study evaluated perceptions of Australians towards health warnings on cigarettes. Participants rated and commented on their perceived …

verfasst von:
Aaron Drovandi, Beverley D. Glass, Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli

Open Access 23.05.2022 | Original Article

Implementing and Sustaining Brief Addiction Medicine Interventions with the Support of a Quality Improvement Blended-eLearning Course: Learner Experiences and Meaningful Outcomes in Kenya

Quality improvement methods could assist in achieving needed health systems improvements to address mental health and substance use, especially in low-middle-income countries (LMICs). Online learning is a promising avenue to deliver quality …

verfasst von:
Veronic Clair, Kaitlin Atkinson, Abednego Musau, Victoria Mutiso, Edna Bosire, Isaiah Gitonga, Will Small, David Ndetei, Erica Frank

23.05.2022 | Original Article

Globalization and Disability Addiction in Working Populations: Unlocking the Global Correlates to Disability Addiction Calls for the Healthicization of Society

Addiction behavior and the resulting short-term or long-term disabilities continue to increase globally, especially during the current COVID pandemic. We analyze how national measures of 38 global indices correlate with national addiction-related …

verfasst von:
Gabriela Walker, Mark Yockey, Bernard W. M. Wone

23.05.2022 | Original Article

Applying the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) to Gambling Disorder: Its Psychometric Properties in Chinese Adults

To date, no study has empirically examined illness perception of gambling disorder (GD), which potentially influences one’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to GD. This study aims to address this gap by adapting the Revised Illness …

verfasst von:
Le Dang, Meng Xuan Zhang, Joseph T. F. Lau, Karlas Kin-hei Leong, Anise M. S. Wu

Open Access 23.05.2022 | Original Article

Substance Abuse Associated with Aggressive/Violent Behaviors in Psychiatric Outpatients and Related Psychotropic Prescription

Psychiatric disorders with substance abuse are considered the leading causes of most violent and aggressive behaviors in the general population. This study was aimed to assess the impact of substance abuse and the therapeutic approaches adopted by …

verfasst von:
Massimo Carlo Mauri, Giovanna Cirnigliaro, Eleonora Piccoli, Matteo Vismara, Vera De Carlo, Nicolaja Girone, Bernardo Dell’Osso