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2012-08-09 14:22:50

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The multi-billion dollar video game industry is in the business of creating fun and enticing games that can be addictive. As addicted gamers feast on digital indulgences, real life is neglected and their reality crumbles around them. Hooked on Games is written by Brooke Strickland and Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, a physician with a research background in neuroscience, who battled his own addictions with video games. Dr. Doan was an addicted...

2012-01-18 06:29:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — When one typically thinks of addictions, Internet Addiction Disorder may not be the first addiction that comes to mind. Internet Addiction Disorder or IAD, is characterized by an individual´s inability to control his/her Internet usage. Previous studies of IAD have heavily relied on psychological questionnaires to understand the disorder, but Hao Lei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan and his team, have found that IAD may be attributed to an abnormal...

Brain Activity Of Internet Addicts Similar To That Of Alcoholics, Drug Abusers
2012-01-12 12:09:31

A new study, published in the January 11 issue of the online journal PLoS One, has linked addiction to online activity with changes in a person's brain not unlike those that occur in alcoholics or drug addicts. "Internet addiction disorder may be associated with abnormal white matter structure in the brain," the statement said. "These structural features may be linked to behavioral impairments, and may also provide a method to study and treat the disorder." As part of the study, Hao Lei...

Internet Can Be Crucial To A Teen's Psychological Development
2011-09-27 04:14:44

American teenagers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time online, much to the chagrin of parents who can't seem to tear their children away from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. But despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development, says a Tel Aviv University researcher. Prof. Moshe Israelashvili of TAU's Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education, with his M.A. student Taejin Kim and...

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2011-07-13 07:36:58

New clinical research suggests that, in a subset of people, clinical symptoms of food addiction are similar to symptoms of drug addiction Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can become dependent on highly palatable foods and engage in a compulsive pattern of consumption, similar to the behaviors we observe in...

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2010-08-03 05:30:00

Teenagers who use the Internet uncontrollably are more than twice as likely to become depressed as those who surf the Web normally, according to a new study by researchers in China and Australia. The study involved 1,041 teens in southeastern China who completed a questionnaire to identify whether they were pathological Internet users.  The researchers then assessed the teens for anxiety and depression. Among the participants, who were on average 15 years old, 940 (90.3 percent) used the...

2010-06-29 08:08:46

Affected individuals have common psychological profiles A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling. However, both addictive behaviors are associated with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness, according to a provocative Rapid Communication in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available...

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2010-04-25 07:40:00

According to a new study, American college students are addicted to cellphones, social media and the Internet. Researchers at the University of Maryland asked 200 students to try and give up social media for an entire day.  They found that after 24 hours many showed signs of withdrawal, craving and anxiety along with an inability to function well without their social media links. The study's project director, Susan Moeller, said many students wrote about how they hated losing their...

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2010-04-23 06:00:00

South Korea, widely considered the most wired nation on the planet, is searching for ways to deal with the growing problem of Internet addiction, according to an April 22 Associated Press (AP) report. Eo Gee-jun, president of the Korea Computer Life Institute, says that 26-percent of teenagers and 30-percent of adults are addicted to online video games. Considering that an estimated nine out of every 10 South Korean homes have broadband Internet access, and that 24-hour Internet cafes are...

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2010-02-03 07:35:00

People who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms, according to the first large-scale study of its kind in the West by University of Leeds psychologists. Researchers found striking evidence that some users have developed a compulsive internet habit, whereby they replace real-life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites. The results suggest that this type of addictive surfing can have a serious impact on mental health....