Latest Internet addiction disorder Stories
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.
Despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development.
New clinical research suggests that, in a subset of people, clinical symptoms of food addiction are similar to symptoms of drug addiction.
Teenagers who use the Internet uncontrollably are more than twice as likely to become depressed as those who surf the Web normally.
A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling.
According to a new study, American college students are addicted to cellphones, social media and the Internet.
South Korea, widely considered the most wired nation on the planet, is searching for ways to deal with the growing problem of Internet addiction.
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.
Chinaâ€™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.
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.