Judit Farkas

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BACKGROUND Online gaming has become increasingly popular. However, this has led to concerns that these games might induce serious problems and/or lead to dependence for a minority of players. AIM The aim of this study was to uncover and operationalize the components of problematic online gaming. METHODS A total of 3415 gamers (90% males; mean age 21(More)
There is an ongoing debate in the literature whether problematic Internet use (PIU) and problematic online gaming (POG) are two distinct conceptual and nosological entities or whether they are the same. The present study contributes to this question by examining the interrelationship and the overlap between PIU and POG in terms of sex, school achievement,(More)
The Derogatis symptom checklist (SCL-90-R) and its short version, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), are widely used instruments, despite the fact that their factor structures were not clearly confirmed. The goals of this research were to compare four measurement models of these instruments including one-factor, nine-factor, a second-ordered factor model(More)
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is the endogenous ligand for the N/OFQ peptide receptor (NOP). Binding studies have relied on [leucyl-(3)H]N/OFQ, but as this is an agonist G-protein coupling will affect affinity. In this paper, we describe a new [(3)H]labeled NOP antagonist, [Nphe(1),4'-(3)H-Phe(4),Arg(14),Lys(15)]N/OFQ-NH(2) ([(3)H]UFP-101). We have(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The growing availability of gambling is accompanied by the increased level of gambling related problems. As result, reliable and valid measurement tools that could quickly identify problem/pathological gambling are necessary. The goal of the study was the psychometric evaluation of the Hungarian version of Problem Gambling Severity Index(More)
Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-D-Nle-Arg-Phe (DADN) a synthetic analogue of the endogenous Met-enkephalin-Arg-Phe (Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met-Arg-Phe; MERF), was investigated in radioligand binding assays, [(35)S]GTPgammaS stimulation experiments as well as in in vivo algesiometric tests. Binding properties of [(3)H]DADN were measured in crude membrane fractions of rat spinal(More)
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