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Introduction On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially determined that COVID-19 should be characterized as a pandemic [ 1 ]. The first confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Wuhan, a city in Hubei Province in central

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Daniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro, Joel Billieux, and Marc N. Potenza

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly disrupted normal activities globally. Stay-at-home mandates and quarantines have increased consumption of digital entertainment, particularly online gaming and related activities (e.g., esports

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Introduction COVID-19 pandemic finds its roots in Wuhan (China) in December 2019, a peculiar illness causing pneumonia. Such mysterious pneumonia cases were investigated to be caused by a novel virus (2019-nCoV) of family Coronaviridae [ 1 ]. Severe

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N Engl J Med 361 1935 1944 . 2. M. Patel 2010 Pandemic (pH1N1) 2009

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economy and the ongoing fears have been covered (for a difficult to predict time period) by a global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which took everyone by surprise. The potential effects of this pandemic in the medical and health protection sense (its

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Ricardo B. Viana, Rodrigo L. Vancini, Wellington F. Silva, Naiane S. Morais, Vinnycius N. de Oliveira, Marília S. Andrade, and Claudio A. B. de Lira

We read with great interest the recent letter to the editor “ Problematic online gaming and the COVID-19 pandemic ” ( King et al., 2020 ) published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions . The authors expressed their concern about the increase in

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Authors: János Osztovits, Csaba Balázs, and János Fehér

Tognotti, E.: Influenza pandemics: a historical retrospect. J. Infect. Dev. Ctries, 2009, 3 , 331–334. Tognotti E. Influenza pandemics: a historical retrospect

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] . Although health organizations worldwide better prepared for an outbreak than ever before, and the risk of such an outbreak turning into a pandemic is low, the danger of a global pandemic is rising again and again. The WHO declares the Zika virus as a public

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Deborah Louise Sinclair, Wouter Vanderplasschen, Shazly Savahl, Maria Florence, David Best, and Steve Sussman

the pandemic in Africa, lockdown regulations have included a ban on the sale and purchase of alcohol (instituted on 27 March, repealed on 1 June, reinstated on 12 July and lifted on 17 August 2020) and cigarettes (from 27 March to 17 August 2020

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Online pornography use has become prevalent worldwide ( Luscombe, 2016 ). The Pornhub website reported over 42 billion visits during 2019, averaging 115 million visits daily ( Pornhub, 2019 ). During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid changes have

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