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Latest Internet Addiction Stories

Kicking The Facebook Habit
2013-09-17 04:20:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Privacy concerns and a tendency to battle internet addiction are among the reasons that an increasing number of people are committing “virtual identity suicide” and ceasing their social media use, according to new research appearing on the website of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Study authors Stefan Stieger, Christoph Burger, Manuel Bohn, and Martin Voracek of the...

2013-05-28 23:26:18

The Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) has been released, by iPredator Inc., to review and download at no cost. Researched and authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, interested parties are welcomed to download his Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) designed to assist parents, educators, professionals and all online users the psychopathological called Internet Addiction (aka Internet Use Disorder,...

2013-05-27 23:04:02

Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder are two hotly debated issues being discussed now that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is formally being released to the professional community and public. Researched, aggregated and authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, interested parties are welcomed to download his Internet Addiction webpage article at no cost and...

Internet Addiction Is Now An Official Disorder
2012-10-03 04:41:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s official — Internet addiction has been categorized as a mental disorder. While it may be difficult for some people to log off a social network, individuals who suffer from internet addiction have even stronger feelings of depression and moodiness. According to the Daily Mail, Internet addition was recently included in a list of mental disorders affecting children. With Internet use disorder, children do not...

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2012-08-31 22:00:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is, generally speaking, a good thing. After all, this series of tubes provides us with a wealth of readily available information, an easy way to stay in touch with friends and relatives, innumerable opportunities for education and research, and, let´s not forget, pictures of cats. Like anything else in this world, one can have too much of a good thing, which can lead to addiction. Just like any addiction, an...

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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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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. The young boy, named Deng Senshan, was placed in an Internet addiction camp in China's Guangxi region, where he was physically abused and died hours after being admitted. Days after the boy's death, teenager Pu Liang was sent to a hospital with water in the lungs and kidney failure after being abused at a camp in Sichuan Province. There...

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, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although the Internet has become one of the most significant information resources for adolescents, addiction to the Internet can negatively impact school performance, family...

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2009-02-24 11:56:14

Researchers reported on Monday, teenagers who are preoccupied with their Internet time might be more prone to aggressive behavior. Over 9,400 Taiwanese teenagers were studied, and the researchers found that those with signs of Internet "addiction" were more likely to say they had hit, shoved or threatened someone in the past year. Several other factors were accounted by the investigators, including the teenagers' scores on measures of self-esteem and depression, as well as their exposure to...

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2008-09-09 08:45:00

While compulsive gambling is only beginning to be addressed by mental health professionals, they must now face a new affliction: Internet addiction. "The problem isn't widespread but we know of serious cases in which teenagers don't leave the house, don't have interpersonal relationships, and have been isolated in front of their computer screen for the past two or three years, and only speak in the language of the characters they play with in network video games," says Louise Nadeau, a...