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, activities engaged through the medium of Internet appear to elicit addictive behaviors (e.g., gambling, gaming, and networking) in a small minority of individuals ( Griffiths, 2017 ; Griffiths & Szabo, 2013 ). Addiction to such Internet-related activities

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Journal of Psychedelic Studies
Authors: Eduardo Ekman Schenberg, Maria Angélica de Castro Comis, João Felipe Morel Alexandre, Bruno Daniel Rasmussen Chaves, Luís Fernando Tófoli, and Dartiu Xavier da Silveira

between 1990 and 2010, while alcohol drinking increased from eighth to fifth in the same period ( Lim et al., 2012 ), alone contributing to 9.6% of mental health DALY ( Degenhardt et al., 2013 ; Whiteford et al., 2013 ). A minority of these users develop

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SNS (and other risk behaviors) would be affected by other deviations from social conformity/expectation that are socially undesirable, stigmatized, and stressful; examples of such conditions may include obesity, long-term unemployment, and minority

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demonstrated that the excessive use of video games may lead to negative consequences in various areas of psychological functioning and can result in an addiction among a small minority of gamers ( Ferguson, Coulson, & Barnett, 2011 ; Kowert, Festl, & Quandt

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: I-Hua Chen, Chao-Ying Chen, Chieh-hsiu Liu, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Mark D. Griffiths, Yu-Pin Chen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H. Pakpour, and Shu-Mei Wang

schoolchildren’s future school performance. However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, schoolchildren are likely to have increased their internet use and for a minority will result in problematic internet use ( Chen, Chen, Pakpour, Lin, & Griffiths

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of the majority or the minority? Evaluation & the Health Professions, 34 ( 1 ), 3 – 56 . doi: 10.1177/0163278710380124 Torrens , M. , & Rossi , P. ( 2015 ). Mood disorders and

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subjects representing the general population, that is, covering the full range of age and SES, or include ethnic minorities. Finally, investigating a rather healthy sample precluded us from examining the comorbidity of ON with other mental health disorders

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, social, and therapeutic effects in a healthy context ( Colder Carras et al., 2018 ; Granic, Lobel, & Engels, 2014 ; Griffiths, Kuss, & Ortiz de Gortari, 2017 ; Nuyens, Kuss, Lopez-Fernandez, & Griffiths, 2018 ). However, for a minority of individuals

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Alexandra Torres-Rodríguez, Mark D. Griffiths, Xavier Carbonell, and Ursula Oberst

associated psychological problems for a small minority of individuals, particularly adolescents (e.g.,  Ferguson, Coulson, & Barnett, 2011 ; Kuss & Griffiths, 2012 ). This has led to the introduction of treatment services for problems related to video game

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start only from the consensus reached in the 1970s that exercise, despite its clear positive consequences for health, can become a pathogenic behaviour with negative consequences for a minority of individuals. However, the future incorporation of

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