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Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice

Overview of attention for article published in Current Psychiatry Reviews, October 2012
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21 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
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1 policy source
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33 tweeters
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4 Google+ users
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Title
Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice
Published in
Current Psychiatry Reviews, October 2012
DOI 10.2174/157340012803520513
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hilarie Cash, Cosette D. Rae, Ann H. Steel, Alexander Winkler

Abstract

Problematic computer use is a growing social issue which is being debated worldwide. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) ruins lives by causing neurological complications, psychological disturbances, and social problems. Surveys in the United States and Europe have indicated alarming prevalence rates between 1.5 and 8.2% [1]. There are several reviews addressing the definition, classification, assessment, epidemiology, and co-morbidity of IAD [2-5], and some reviews [6-8] addressing the treatment of IAD. The aim of this paper is to give a preferably brief overview of research on IAD and theoretical considerations from a practical perspective based on years of daily work with clients suffering from Internet addiction. Furthermore, with this paper we intend to bring in practical experience in the debate about the eventual inclusion of IAD in the next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hong Kong 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Macao 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 319 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 73 22%
Student > Bachelor 60 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 14%
Unspecified 30 9%
Student > Postgraduate 28 8%
Other 98 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 106 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 76 23%
Unspecified 43 13%
Social Sciences 28 8%
Computer Science 16 5%
Other 67 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 207. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 March 2019.
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