Study: Internet Addicts Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms Like Drug Users

Time Health and Family; Feb 19, 2013 The study, carried out by researchers at Swansea and Milan Universities, is the first into the immediate negative psychological impacts of Internet use. Sixty volunteers, with an average age of 25, were first tested to determine their level of Internet use — particularly, whether they used the Internet obsessively or […]

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Obsessive Internet Use Linked with Teen Depression

Spending hours on the Internet may trigger depression, say researchers from Australia and China. Numerous studies have documented the link between mental illness and pathological Internet use, though the majority have found that excessive online behavior tends to occur as a result of conditions such as anxiety and depression, either as a way to self-medicate […]

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Questionnaire To Help You Determine if Treatment May be Needed for Internet and Video Game Addiction

Brief Questionnaires to Assess for Addiction to the Internet and Video Games  It is very likely you or your child is addicted to the Internet if most or all of the following statements are true: Preoccupied with the Internet (thinks about previous online activity or anticipate next online session). Uses the Internet with increasing amounts […]

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