Latest Internet addiction disorder Stories

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

Despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development.

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.

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.

2010-06-29 08:08:46

A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling.

2010-04-25 07:40:00

According to a new study, American college students are addicted to cellphones, social media and the Internet.

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.

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.

2009-11-06 12:35:00

China’s Ministry of Health has banned the practice of physical punishment for teens that are addicted to the Internet, following the death of one 15-year-old.

2009-10-06 09:03:25

Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction.

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