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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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Psychiatrist Allen Frances, former chair of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has previously said that the DSM, amassed by experts to help define and classify mental disorders, refused to include Internet addiction as a condition for fear of mislabelling and overtreating millions of people who just really really like their smartphones.
Standardized smartphone and internet addiction tests were used to measure the severity of addiction in the subjects involved in the study.
2014) reported that fathers' and mothers' rejection and fathers' overprotectiveness increased the risk for PIU, and Siomos and colleagues (2012) found that higher levels of parental care and less overprotectiveness were associated with lower Internet addiction.
Relationship of Internet addiction with cognitive style, personality, and depression in university students.
The aim of the present research is to examine the relationships between internet addiction and depression, anxiety, and stress.
Methods: In this cross sectional, analytical study Young's internet addiction test questionnaire was distributed to 350 MBBS students of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
For the measurement of both variables, Internet addiction test (Young, K 1996) and Perceived Social support scale (Zimet, et al 1988) were used.
The Shorter PROMIS Questionnaire and the Internet Addiction Scale in the assessment of multiple addictions in a high-school population: Prevalence and related disability.
An addiction to Facebook is a specific form of Internet addiction, and as the use of Facebook is increasing very rapidly, there is a need for a psychometrically sound procedure for assessing possible addiction [9].
This leads us to a couple of questions like are we grossly underestimating the prevalence of internet addiction and are these other mental health issues a cause or consequence of this excessive reliance on the internet' said lead researcher Michael Van Ameringen from the McMaster University in Canada.
Internet addiction is characterized by excessive or poorly-controlled preoccupations, urges, or behaviours regarding computer use or internet access that lead to impairment or distress.
This paper proposes to examine the relationship between Internet consumption and Internet addiction.

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