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Internet addiction

Spending an excessive amount of time on the Internet. To be diagnosed with an "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD), the time spent must be detrimental to the person's daily routine. There is controversy about whether Internet addictions are truly unique or are just an online version of similar addictions people have offline. See addiction and digital detox.
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In this Internet Addiction Test (IAT), each item is measured using a 5-point Likert scale (1 = Never; 5 = Very Frequently).
Based on the DSM-IV criteria, Young (1996a) defined Internet addiction as "an impulse control disorder that does not involve intoxicants" (p.
Internet addiction is an impulsecontrol problem marked by an inability to inhibit internet use which can adversely affect a person's life.
In the new Internet addiction study, she reported on 177 unselected patients from a Las Vegas methadone maintenance clinic and 71 others from a similar clinic in Tel Aviv.
With the treatment of internet addiction, as if their postponed problems came up, the patient started to spend his time in a disturbed mood alone in his bedroom or kitchen even if he did not use the internet.
Dr Buzaboon said one of the dangers of Internet addiction among adolescents was the constant communication they had in chatrooms and social websites with people they didn't know.
Two new concept terms were proposed by using the criteria from DSM IV (Young & Rogers, 1998): Pathological Internet Use (PIU) and Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).
Tao has long been insisting that internet addiction is a disease which needs medical treatment rather than military training or education.
Although the preceding studies suggest that Internet addiction seems to entail impulsive tendencies, additional research is needed to elucidate the relation between Internet addiction and impulsivity.
Retrieved from February 25, 2009 from Mind prison: Internet addiction disorder Web site: http://library.
Internet addicts may also suffer from great stress when they are disconnected from the net, and the cycle of stress and relief associated with internet addiction may lead to altered levels of cortisol - a hormone that impacts immune function.

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