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minority of gamers, these online worlds may be a substitute for the lack of real-life social contexts and may draw such individuals to these games. Research suggests that specific types of online games have a relatively high addictive potential for some

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( American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ) due to its widely reported negative impacts on both mental and physical health of a minority of individuals ( Griffiths, 2015 ; Griffiths, Király, Pontes, & Demetrovics, 2015 ; Griffiths & Pontes, 2015 ; King

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problem of the majority or the minority? Evaluation & the Health Professions , 34 (1), 3–56. Griffiths M. D. Prevalence of the addictions: A problem of the majority or the minority

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reporting just one harm are RGs. PGs comprise a relatively small minority of harmed individuals, until the number of harms reported exceeds 15. RGs and LR gamblers comprise the majority of harmed individuals until the number of harms reported per person

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Playing the wrong game again? Policy responses to problematic video gaming in Brazil

Commentary on: Policy responses to problematic video game use: A systematic review of current measures and future possibilities (Király et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Daniel Tornaim Spritzer and Felix Henrique Paim Kessler

emphasized by the authors, video gaming has become one of the most popular leisure time activities across both genders and all age groups, while a minority of gamers play so excessively that it may lead to negative consequences. Comprehensively, analyzing and

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Moving from the terminology debate to a transdisciplinary understanding of the problem

Commentary on: Ten myths about work addiction (Griffiths et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author: Cristina Quinones

. , & Griffiths , M. ( 2011 ). Prevalence of the addictions: A problem of the majority or the minority? Evaluation and the Health Professions, 34 ( 1 ), 3 – 56 . doi: 10

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Ten myths (or facts?) about workaholism: An appetitive motivation framework

Commentary on: Ten myths about work addiction (Griffiths et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author: Steve Sussman

. , Lisha , N. , & Griffiths , M. ( 2011 ). Prevalence of the addictions: A problem of the majority or the minority? Evaluation & the Health Professions, 34 ( 1 ), 3 – 56 . doi: 10

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association of behavioral and cognitive therapies, Washington, DC . Chou , T. , Asnaani , A. , & Hofmann , S. G. ( 2012 ). Perception of racial discrimination and psychopathology across three U.S. Ethnic minority groups . Cultural Diversity and Ethnic

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Inclusion of Gaming Disorder in ICD has more advantages than disadvantages

Commentary on: Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal (Aarseth et al.)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Orsolya Király and Zsolt Demetrovics

-cultural comparisons have to be made. However, the few qualitative and clinical studies conducted to date clearly demonstrate that a minority of gamers experience significant functional and psychological impairment related to their excessive gaming (e.g.,  Chappell

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Thinking more broadly about policy responses to problematic video game use: A response to Király et al. (2018)

Commentary on: Policy responses to problematic video game use: A systematic review of current measures and future possibilities (Király et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author: Douglas A. Gentile

gaming should be named and defined (c.f., Griffiths et al., 2016 ; Petry et al., 2014 , 2016 ), despite “ scholars tend[ing] to agree that problematic gaming exists in a sense that the aforementioned minority of gamers play so excessively that their

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