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 .
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.
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