Problematic Internet use (PIU) AND INTERNET GAMING AMoNG College and university students WORLDWIDE

This project aimed to assess the patterns of Internet use among college and university students across different European and Asian countries, especially focusing on problematic Internet use (PIU) and Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as an emerging psychiatric condition.

The project leaders are Yatan Pal Singh Balhara (India), Dejan Stevanovic (Serbia), & Ana Doric (Croatia) with additional 25 investigators and nearly 3400 participants tested from more then 15 countries so far.


ESSENCE-Q: Slavic language versions

The Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations – Questionnaire (ESSENCE-Q) was developed by Christopher Gillberg and his team as a brief screener to identify children with developmental concerns who might have neurodevelopmental disorders. This project aimed to develop the ESSENCE-Q into south Slavic languages, namely, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, and Slovenian.

The project leaders were Dejan Stevanovic (Serbia) & Rajna Knez (Sweden/Croatia) with additional 10 investigators and 451 children from 7 Balkan countries included.


Recent trauma and life stress events as related to major psychological problems among adolescents

This project aimed to assess relationships between life stressful events and traumatic events with emotional problems in adolescents sampled from undeveloped and developing countries, but also developed ones. 

The project leaders were Olayinka Atilola (Nigeria) & Dejan Stevanovic (Serbia) with additional 20 investigators and 3908 adolescents from 11 countries included.


Quality of life (QOL) and substance use (SUD) among adolescents in undeveloped and developing countries

This project aimed to assess relationship between quality of life (QOL) and substance use among adolescents in general populations across undeveloped and developing countries.

The project leaders were Olayinka Atilola (Nigeria), Yatan Pal Singh Balhara (India), Rajna Knez (Croatia/Sweden) & Dejan Stevanovic (Serbia) with additional 5 investigators and 2393 adolescents from 7 countries included.