Latest Internet Addiction Stories
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.
Researchers reported on Monday, teenagers who are preoccupied with their Internet time might be more prone to aggressive behavior.
While compulsive gambling is only beginning to be addressed by mental health professionals, they must now face a new affliction: Internet addiction.
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.
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.
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.
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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