Psychology & Psychiatry

Achievement and escapism can lead to online video game addiction

As online video games increase in popularity—particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to stay home—some players are becoming addicted as they seek feelings of achievement and escape, according to new research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Under 55's found lockdown most challenging, finds survey

A UK wide survey of 2252 adults, carried out five weeks into the first lockdown revealed 95% of those who took part were following lockdown restrictions. Of that 95% more than 80% reported finding it challenging. Adjusting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to mitigate the impact of a lockdown on mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people's mental health. But what helps and hinders people in getting through a lockdown? A new study led by researchers at the University of Basel addressed this question using data from ...

Health

5 things to do while you wait for the COVID-19 vaccine

Even as vaccinations against COVID-19 begin, the virus continues to kill thousands of Americans every day, making it more important than ever to stay safe and be ready in case it strikes you or your family.

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