Latest Internet Addiction Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-03 06:00:11

By Alonzo Weston, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Aug. 3--If an Oregon psychiatrist has his way, excessive Internet surfing, text messaging and e-mailing would be considered a mental illness.

2008-07-30 18:00:29

The author of a book on Internet addiction says that 5 to 10 percent of the U.S. population is hooked with larger percentages in other countries addicted.

2007-11-09 06:00:26

By Fortson, Beverly L Scotti, Joseph R; Chen, Yi-Chuen; Malone, Judith; Ben, Kevin S Del Abstract. Objective: To assess Internet use, abuse, and dependence. Participants: 411 undergraduate students. Results: Ninety percent of participants reported daily Internet use.

2006-05-17 10:30:00

For some, the Internet it has become an addiction, adversely affecting their lives and their family's lives. While not yet defined as a true addiction, many people are suffering the consequences of obsession with the online world.

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