Internet addiction

(redirected from Internet addiction disorder)
Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
2011), Internet dependency (te Wildt, 2011), virtual addiction (Greenfield, 1999), Internet abuse (Gencer & Koc, 2012), and Internet addiction disorder (Ko, Yen, Chen, Chen, & Yen, 2005), IA lacks commonly accepted nomenclature and clear cut diagnostic criteria.
These concerns have prompted the suggestion a new psychiatric disorder - internet addiction disorder (IAD) - should receive further study.
CNBC is reporting that a Navy serviceman has been diagnosed with what they're calling the first case of Internet Addiction Disorder involving Google's smart glasses.
An investigation on the prevalence of internet addiction disorder in middle school students of Hunan province.
Internet Addiction Disorder is expected to be recognised by the NHS in a mental health manual for GPs.
Disorders included in section III include "alternate personality disorders" (Section II retained all DSM-IV personality disorders), dimensional or cross-cutting measures, attenuated psychosis syndrome, internet addiction disorder, internet gaming disorder, caffeine use disorder, olfactory reference disorder, protracted bereavement disorder and several others.
In South Korea, a nation of 49 million where Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is a recognized diagnosis, 250,000 patients younger than age 18 are in treatment for this condition, said Dr.
First introduced by Goldberg (1995) and made popular in Young's (1996) pioneering research, the term Internet addiction disorder (IAD) has been defined as "the compulsive overuse of the Internet and the irritable or moody behavior when deprived of it" (Mitchell 2000).
Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is a recently recognised condition characterised by outof-control internet use.
Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) is a relatively new diagnosis that is not universally accepted, yet we all have seen people--including our own or other children--who spend too much time on the Internet, so much so that it interferes with their lives.
Since then, many scientists have actively pressed for Internet addiction disorder to be included in the formal diagnoses of the DSM-V [4,5].