Problematic online gaming and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Problematic online gaming and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal
Journal of behavioral addictions
Author(s)
King D.L., Delfabbro P.H., Billieux J., Potenza M.N.
ISSN
2063-5303 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2062-5871
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Number
2
Pages
184-186
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Stay-at-home mandates and quarantines related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have led to greatly increased participation in online gaming. Initiatives such as #PlayApartTogether that promote gaming for socializing and stress reduction may achieve positive outcomes. Although gaming can be a healthy coping strategy for the majority, it can also pose risks to some vulnerable individuals. Protracted periods of social isolation and technology-based activity pose the danger of solidifying unhealthy lifestyle patterns, leading to difficulties to readaptation when the COVID-19 crisis has passed. Balanced and effective approaches to gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic are needed to support physical and psychological wellbeing.
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological, Attitude to Computers, Behavior, Addictive/prevention & control, Behavior, Addictive/psychology, Betacoronavirus, Communicable Disease Control/methods, Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology, Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control, Coronavirus Infections/psychology, Humans, Mental Health, Pandemics/prevention & control, Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology, Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control, Pneumonia, Viral/psychology, Social Isolation/psychology, Video Games/psychology, COVID-19, addiction, coronavirus, gaming disorder, pandemic, screen time
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06/05/2020 13:44
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18/08/2020 5:21
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