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June 16, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571474/psychometric-validation-of-the-persian-nine-item-internet-gaming-disorder-scale-short-form-does-gender-and-hours-spent-online-gaming-affect-the-interpretations-of-item-descriptions
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Tzu-Yi Wu, Chung-Ying Lin, Kristofer Årestedt, Mark D Griffiths, Anders Broström, Amir H Pakpour
Background and aims The nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale - Short Form (IGDS-SF9) is brief and effective to evaluate Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) severity. Although its scores show promising psychometric properties, less is known about whether different groups of gamers interpret the items similarly. This study aimed to verify the construct validity of the Persian IGDS-SF9 and examine the scores in relation to gender and hours spent online gaming among 2,363 Iranian adolescents. Methods Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and Rasch analysis were used to examine the construct validity of the IGDS-SF9...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560882/gambling-disorder-association-between-duration-of-illness-clinical-and-neurocognitive-variables
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Gustavo C Medeiros, Sarah A Redden, Samuel R Chamberlain, Jon E Grant
Background and aims Gambling disorder (GD) may have its onset in a wide range of ages, from adolescents to old adults. In addition, individuals with GD tend to seek treatment at different moments in their lives. As a result of these characteristics (variable age at onset and variable age at treatment seeking), we find subjects with diverse duration of illness (DOI) in clinical practice. DOI is an important but relatively understudied factor in GD. Our objective was to investigate clinical and neurocognitive characteristics associated with different DOI...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517956/the-longitudinal-association-between-anxiety-and-internet-addiction-in-adolescence-the-moderating-effect-of-classroom-extraversion
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Vasileios Stavropoulos, Rapson Gomez, Eloisa Steen, Charlotte Beard, Lucas Liew, Mark D Griffiths
Background and aims The risk effect of anxiety on addictive behaviors, including Internet addiction (IA), has repeatedly been highlighted in the international literature. However, there is a lack of longitudinal studies examining this association in relation to proximal context effects, particularly in adolescence. Such findings would shed light on potential age- and proximal context-related variations in the anxiety-IA association that could better inform IA prevention and intervention initiatives. Methods In this study, 648 adolescents, embedded in 34 classrooms, were assessed at the age of 16 and again at the age of 18 to examine the effect of anxiety on IA behaviors in relation to the average level of classroom extraversion...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494615/effects-of-time-perspective-and-self-control-on-procrastination-and-internet-addiction
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Jinha Kim, Hyeongi Hong, Jungeun Lee, Myoung-Ho Hyun
Background and aims College students experiencing stress show tendencies to procrastinate and can develop Internet addiction problems. This study investigated the structural relationship between time perspective and self-control on procrastination and Internet addiction. Methods College students (N = 377) residing in South Korea completed the following questionnaires: the Pathological Internet Use Behavior Symptom Scale for Adults, the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, the Self-Control Rating Scale, and the Aitken Procrastination Inventory...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494648/social-networking-addiction-attachment-style-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-bergen-social-media-addiction-scale
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Lucia Monacis, Valeria de Palo, Mark D Griffiths, Maria Sinatra
Aim Research into social networking addiction has greatly increased over the last decade. However, the number of validated instruments assessing addiction to social networking sites (SNSs) remains few, and none have been validated in the Italian language. Consequently, this study tested the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), as well as providing empirical data concerning the relationship between attachment styles and SNS addiction. Methods A total of 769 participants were recruited to this study...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494647/which-dimensions-of-impulsivity-are-related-to-problematic-practice-of-physical-exercise
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Gayatri Kotbagi, Yannick Morvan, Lucia Romo, Laurence Kern
Background and aims Problematic practice of physical exercise (PPPE) has been suggested to be a behavioral addiction. Impulsivity represents a core dimension of behavioral addictions. However, little is known about impulsivity facets in PPPE. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of impulsivity facets in PPPE. Methods A total of 684 students (between 18 and 25 years) took part in this study and filled up a battery of questionnaire, which consisted of following measures - Global Physical Activity Questionnaire, Exercise Dependence Scale - Revised, and the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467102/interpersonal-violence-early-life-adversity-and-suicidal-behavior-in-hypersexual-men
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Andreas Chatzittofis, Josephine Savard, Stefan Arver, Katarina Görts Öberg, Jonas Hallberg, Peter Nordström, Jussi Jokinen
Background and aims There are significant gaps in knowledge regarding the role of childhood adversity, interpersonal violence, and suicidal behavior in hypersexual disorder (HD). The aim of this study was to investigate interpersonal violence in hypersexual men compared with healthy volunteers and the experience of violence in relation to suicidal behavior. Methods This case-control study includes 67 male patients with HD and 40 healthy male volunteers. The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire - Short Form (CTQ-SF) and the Karolinska Interpersonal Violence Scale (KIVS) were used for assessing early life adversity and interpersonal violence in childhood and in adult life...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452229/book-reviewreviews
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Ágnes Zsila
Leonard Reinecke and Mary Beth Oliver (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being Routledge, New York, NY, 2017, 465 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-88658-2.
April 28, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425779/prevention-paradox-logic-and-problem-gambling-does-low-risk-gambling-impose-a-greater-burden-of-harm-than-high-risk-gambling
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Paul Delfabbro, Daniel King
Background and aims The aim of this paper is to examine the evidence and arguments in favor of prevention paradox (PP) logic in the context of problem gambling. Evidence from recent studies of gambling and the distribution of harm across lower and higher risk gamblers is reviewed to examine the contention that the absolute burden of harm is greater in low-risk (LR) gamblers than the problem gamblers. Methods The review examines a number of methodological and conceptual concerns about existing evidence in support of the PP...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425778/meditation-awareness-training-for-the-treatment-of-workaholism-a-controlled-trial
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William Van Gordon, Edo Shonin, Thomas J Dunn, Javier Garcia-Campayo, Marcelo M P Demarzo, Mark D Griffiths
Background and aims Workaholism is a form of behavioral addiction that can lead to reduced life and job satisfaction, anxiety, depression, burnout, work-family conflict, and impaired productivity. Given the number of people affected, there is a need for more targeted workaholism treatments. Findings from previous case studies successfully utilizing second-generation mindfulness-based interventions (SG-MBIs) for treating behavioral addiction suggest that SG-MBIs may be suitable for treating workaholism. This study conducted a controlled trial to investigate the effects of an SG-MBI known as meditation awareness training (MAT) on workaholism...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425777/self-reported-dependence-on-mobile-phones-in-young-adults-a-european-cross-cultural-empirical-survey
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Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Daria J Kuss, Lucia Romo, Yannick Morvan, Laurence Kern, Pierluigi Graziani, Amélie Rousseau, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Anja Bischof, Ann-Kathrin Gässler, Adriano Schimmenti, Alessia Passanisi, Niko Männikkö, Maria Kääriänen, Zsolt Demetrovics, Orsolya Király, Mariano Chóliz, Juan José Zacarés, Emilia Serra, Mark D Griffiths, Halley M Pontes, Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, Joanna Chwaszcz, Daniele Zullino, Lucien Rochat, Sophia Achab, Joël Billieux
Background and aims Despite many positive benefits, mobile phone use can be associated with harmful and detrimental behaviors. The aim of this study was twofold: to examine (a) cross-cultural patterns of perceived dependence on mobile phones in ten European countries, first, grouped in four different regions (North: Finland and UK; South: Spain and Italy; East: Hungary and Poland; West: France, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland), and second by country, and (b) how socio-demographics, geographic differences, mobile phone usage patterns, and associated activities predicted this perceived dependence...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301968/lost-in-the-chaos-flawed-literature-should-not-generate-new-disorders
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Antonius J Van Rooij, Daniel Kardefelt-Winther
The paper by Kuss, Griffiths, and Pontes (2016) titled "Chaos and confusion in DSM-5 diagnosis of Internet Gaming Disorder: Issues, concerns, and recommendations for clarity in the field" examines issues relating to the concept of Internet Gaming Disorder. We agree that there are serious issues and extend their arguments by suggesting that the field lacks basic theory, definitions, patient research, and properly validated and standardized assessment tools. As most studies derive data from survey research in functional populations, they exclude people with severe functional impairment and provide only limited information on the hypothesized disorder...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301967/stepping-back-to-advance-why-igd-needs-an-intensified-debate-instead-of-a-consensus
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Thorsten Quandt
Based on their analysis of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) criteria, Kuss, Griffiths, and Pontes (2017) come to the conclusion that the current situation can be described as "chaos and confusion." Their assessment is not an exaggeration. It can be argued that there are even more issues, on logical/definitional and political/social levels: (a) the IGD diagnosis is lacking a well-defined object, (b) the cause and effect cannot be differentiated outside lab conditions, (c) the social and political effects of declaring a social behavior as a disease are worrying, and (d) a rushed diagnosis may construct an addiction with potentially harmful effects on (formerly) healthy populations...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301966/under-the-umbrella
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Kai W Müller
The inclusion of Internet Gaming Disorder as a preliminary diagnosis subsumed in Section III of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has provoked mixed reactions. On the one hand, it has been appreciated as an important sign stressing the negative health-related impact of that disorder. Likewise, the definition of diagnostic criteria helps scientists and clinicians to refer to mandatory indicators associated with a health problem. On the other hand, it has been objected that this new diagnosis bears the danger of pathologizing normal behaviors that are a feature of healthy recreational activity for many people...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301965/from-pong-to-pokemon-go-catching-the-essence-of-the-internet-gaming-disorder-diagnosis
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Xavier Carbonell
Taking as a starting point, this commentary proposes some issues regarding the diagnosis of Internet Gaming Disorder discussed in Kuss et al. (2016). In our opinion, the confusion in DSM-5 diagnosis could be due to the weak starting point in building the criteria. The criteria such as functional impairment and stability of the dysfunctional behavior are considered. It is suggested that avatar identification, playing motivations, and types of video games should be considered for diagnosis. The diagnostic process is highly influenced by social context and the rapid development of video game industry...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301964/not-good-enough-further-comments-to-the-wording-meaning-and-the-conceptualization-of-internet-gaming-disorder
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Elfrid Krossbakken, Ståle Pallesen, Helge Molde, Rune Aune Mentzoni, Turi Reiten Finserås
In their commentary, Kuss, Griffiths, and Pontes (2016) criticize the use of the term "Internet" in the recently proposed diagnosis for Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) and its use as one of the included diagnostic criteria. We agree with the exclusion of the term "Internet" in the diagnosis, but have some considerations to the comments regarding the nine criteria for IGD. Specifically, we discuss the meaning, the wording, and the importance of the criteria, as well as the importance of distress or functional impairment in the proposed diagnosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301963/internet-gaming-disorder-inadequate-diagnostic-criteria-wrapped-in-a-constraining-conceptual-model
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Vladan Starcevic
Background and aims The paper "Chaos and confusion in DSM-5 diagnosis of Internet Gaming Disorder: Issues, concerns, and recommendations for clarity in the field" by Kuss, Griffiths, and Pontes (in press) critically examines the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Internet gaming disorder (IGD) and addresses the issue of whether IGD should be reconceptualized as gaming disorder, regardless of whether video games are played online or offline. This commentary provides additional critical perspectives on the concept of IGD...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358645/the-relationship-between-second-to-fourth-digit-2d-4d-ratios-and-problematic-and-pathological-internet-use-among-turkish-university-students
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Fatih Canan, Servet Karaca, Melike Düzgün, Ayşe Merve Erdem, Esranur Karaçaylı, Nur Begüm Topan, Sang-Kyu Lee, Zu Wei Zhai, Murat Kuloğlu, Marc N Potenza
Background and aims The ratio of the second and fourth fingers (2D:4D ratio) is a sexually dimorphic trait, with men tending to have lower values than women. This ratio has been related to prenatal testosterone concentrations and addictive behaviors including problematic video-gaming. We aimed to investigate the possible association between 2D:4D ratios and Internet addiction and whether such a relationship would be independent of impulsivity. Methods A total of 652 university students (369 women, 283 men), aged 17-27 years, were enrolled in the study...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358644/exercise-addiction-risk-and-health-in-male-and-female-amateur-endurance-cyclists
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Carmen Mayolas-Pi, Javier Simón-Grima, Carlos Peñarrubia-Lozano, Diego Munguía-Izquierdo, Diego Moliner-Urdiales, Alejandro Legaz-Arrese
Background and aims To determine the relationship between the risk of exercise addiction (REA) and health status in amateur endurance cyclists. Methods In 859 (751 men and 108 women) cyclists and 718 inactive subjects (307 men and 411 women), we examined the REA (Exercise Addiction Inventory), training status (volume, frequency, experience, and performance), socioeconomic status, quality of life (QoL) (SF-12), quality of sleep (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index), anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), and cardiometabolic risk: body mass index, physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire), physical condition (International Fitness Scale), adherence to the Mediterranean diet (Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener), alcohol and tobacco consumption...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
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