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), under the guidance of the FDA. This site was the only one focused on the recruitment of ethnoracial minority participants meeting criteria for PTSD. The site protocol emphasized culturally sensitive and respectful treatment approaches for people of

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disorder affecting a minority of individuals. Starcevic ( 2017 ) also appears to claim that those working in the IGD field and who conceptualize IGD as an addiction assume that persistent gaming behavior is engaged in as a way of avoiding withdrawal

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Introduction Social media is increasingly being used for communicating, learning, and collaborating, and for a small minority has become a potential problematic, compulsive, and/or addictive habit ( Kuss & Griffiths, 2017

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Introduction Gambling has become a widely viewed socially acceptable form of recreation ( Stucki & Rihs-Middel, 2007 ) and is an enjoyable and harmless activity for most individuals. However, for a small minority, severe

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identification of adolescent exercise addiction. Exercise addiction appears to be prevalent in a minority of adolescents and emerging adults, especially among those with an eating disorder, and it is associated with negative exercise and eating attitudes

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, 2010 ), which in turn can lead to problematic smartphone use (PSU) among a minority of individuals. The prevalence of PSU varies between populations, but has been reported at 10% among British adolescents ( Lopez-Fernandez, Honrubia-Serrano, Freixa

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Niko Männikkö, Maria Kääriäinen, Mark D. Griffiths, and Daria J. Kuss

detrimental health effects for a small minority of users, including depression, anxiety, stress, worse mood, specific personality disorders, and low self-control ( Cheever, Rosen, Carrier, & Chavez, 2014 ; Jeong et al., 2016 ; Thomée, Härenstam, & Hagberg

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further increase to 2.73 billion by 2021 ( Statista, 2017b ). In light of these number, the minority of gamers is sizeable and of significant public health concern ( Chung et al., 2018 ). A large number of studies have concluded that excessive

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these symptoms are suffered by only a minority population ( Kuss, Griffiths, Karila, & Billieux, 2014 ), a much larger proportion of adults report high engagement with the Internet and some of the early signs of CIU (such as excessive use; Charlton

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association for lifetime use were men ( P < 0.0001), ethnic minority ( P < 0.0001), 26 years or older ( P < 0.0001), bisexual ( P < 0.0001), reported increased education ( P < 0.0001), reported higher income ( P < 0.0001), reported health status other

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