Internet addiction


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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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The Minister also regretted that Internet addiction had become a problem for parents, Internet users, and the community as a whole.
The researchers said the study only included men because 90% of the patients treated for behavioral addictions -- such as gambling, gaming or internet addiction -- are men.
And it has been found to be associated with younger age internet users.1 Although internet addiction (IA) is not included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorder, Fifth Edition, its association was identified with various psychiatric conditions.2 People who spend more than 38 hours a week online, are considered to have an Internet addiction.
Chartered psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University Daria Kuss explained what internet addiction and especially gaming addiction means to the pupils and after her presentation talked to the Cyprus Mail.
Internet addiction, usage, gratifications, and pleasure experience: The Taiwan college student's case.
The results showed that the fear of missing out, internet addiction, extroversion and neuroticism influence maladaptive responses, meaning the people most psychologically dependent on digital technology are most likely to have maladaptive responses when it goes wrong.
FoMO has been found to be associated with problematic mobile phone use (Cheever, Rosen, Carrier, & Chavez, 2014; Elhai, Levine, Dvorak, & Hall, 2016; Hong, Chiu, & Huang, 2012) and phubbing behavior (Karadag et al, 2015), but also been suggested to be a key predictor of social media or Facebook addiction (Andreassen, 2015; Beyens, Frison, & Eggermont, 2016; Przybylski et al, 2013)- which in turn is also consistently predicted by internet addiction. Moreover, internet addiction has been shown to be an independent predictor of phubbing even accounting for social media addiction (Karadag et al., 2015).
Internet addiction not only reduces teenagers' sleep quality but also decreases their level of psychological health, and may even lead to self-injurious and risk-taking behavior (Chou et al., 2017; Oktan, 2015; Zhang et al., 2017).
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COMEDIAN Russell Kane has said he is having counselling for internet addiction.
Young (1996) indicates that Internet addiction is a detriment to control and that it has a symptomatic display at the cognitive, behavioral and social levels; the excessive use of the Internet has consequences of distortion of personal, family and professional objectives.

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