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Internet Addiction: Symptoms, Evaluation, And Treatment

Internet Addiction: Symptoms, Evaluation, And Treatment,Kimberly S. Young

Internet Addiction: Symptoms, Evaluation, And Treatment   (Citations: 42)
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SUMMARY The Internet itself is a neutral device originally designed to facilitate research among academic and military agencies. How some people have come to use this medium, however, has created a stir among the mental health community by great discussion of Internet addiction. Addictive use of the Internet is a new phenomenon which many practitioners are unaware of and subsequently unprepared to treat. Some therapists are unfamiliar with the Internet, making its seduction difficult to understand. O ther tim es, its im pact on the individual's life is m inim ized. T he purpose of this chapter is to enable clinicians to better detect and treat Internet addiction. The chapter will first focus on the complications of diagnosis of Internet addiction. Second, the negative consequences of such Internet abuse are explored. Third, how to properly assess and identify triggers causing the onset of pathological Internet use are discussed. Fourth, a number of recovery strategies are presented. Lastly, since Internet addiction is an emergent disorder, implications for future practice are presented. Complications In Diagnosing Internet Addiction Negative Consequences Of Addictive Use Of The Internet
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    • ...Researchers have employed various terms to depict this phenomenon: pathological Internet use (Young, 1995, 1998a, 1998b), problematic Internet use (Shapira, Goldsmith, Keck, Khosla, & McElroy, 2000), Internet addiction disorder, or addictive behavior on the Internet (Widyanto & Griffiths, 2006)...

    David Smahelet al. Associations Between Online Friendship and Internet Addiction Among Ad...

    • ...Young (1999) points to the usefulness of cognitive behavioral therapy for compulsive Internet use...

    Reef Karimet al. Behavioral Addictions: An Overview

    • ...Obsessive thoughts about the Internet, reduced impulse control (Young 1999), preoccupation with the use of the Internet (Chou 2001), and guilt...
    • ...Failure to control the use of the Internet (Morahan-Martin and Schumacher 2000; Young 1999), using the Internet to escape one’s problems (Caplan 2002), intensive use of the Internet (Morahan-Martin and Schumacher 2000), and difficulty in engaging in social (Douglas et al. 2008; Kraut et al. 1998; Ozcan and Buzlu 2007) and familial relationships (Douglas et al. 2008; Ozcan and Buzlu 2007) and academic responsibilities (Chou and Hsiao 2000) ...
    • ...In addition to maladaptive cognitions, dysfunctional behaviors (Caplan 2002; Young 1999), such as an inability to engage in social, familial, and work relationships, and the use of the Internet as a way of escaping psychological problems also lead to problematic Internet use (Caplan 2002)...

    Emre Senol-Duraket al. The Mediator Roles of Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem between the Af...

    • ...In the case of internet indispensability, there already exist clinical tests in order to uncover internet addiction [22]...

    Elisabeth Platzeret al. Causes and Consequences of Mobile Phone's Indispensability for Everyda...

    • ...2004; Scherer, 1997; Young, 1996, 1998, 1999) which indicated that some online users were...

    Louis Leung. LINKING PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTRIBUTES TO ADDICTION AND IMPROPER USE OF THE ...

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