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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Internet addiction disorder needs urgent further study, say academics at Swansea University
As early as 1996, Kimberly Young was promoting the idea that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) should add Internet addiction disorder to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
In the same direction, at the annual meeting of American Psychology Association (APA) organized in 1997, was institutionalized the existence of a new form of addiction called Internet Addiction Disorder.
Internet addiction disorder is being treated by some therapists in the same way as a chemical addiction.
Goldberg presented the first definition for Internet-related disorders, Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), as a behavioral addiction that serves as a coping mechanism and borrows from substance-dependence criteria from the DSM-IV (Garrison & Long, 1995, p.
Internet Addiction Disorder, or Cyberaddiction, is already a recognised psychiatric ailment, they say.