Internet Addiction

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Internet Addiction: How to Assess and Treat the Disorder
Children, Technology Addiction, Parenting and the Future


Resources for Internet Addiction

General Online Resources for Internet Addiction

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Internet Addiction as a Disorder and Its Critique

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Cybersex Addiction Resources


References for Internet Addiction

  • Boysan, M., Kuss, D. J., Barut, Y., Ayköse, N., Güleç, M., & Özdemir, O. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT). Addictive behaviors, 64, 247-252.
  • Brand, M. (2017). Theoretical Models of the Development and Maintenance of Internet Addiction. In Internet Addiction (pp. 19-34). Springer International Publishing.
  • Chen, L., & Nath, R. (2016). Understanding the underlying factors of Internet addiction across cultures: A comparison study. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 17, 38-48.
  • Elsalhy, M., Muramatsu, T., Higuchi, S., & Mimura, M. (2016). The Concept and Treatment of Internet Addiction. Brain and nerve= Shinkei kenkyu no shinpo, 68(10), 1159.
  • Griffiths, M. D., Van Rooij, A. J., Kardefelt-Winther, D., Starcevic, V., Király, O., Pallesen, S., … & King, D. L. (2016). Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing Internet Gaming Disorder: A critical commentary on Petry et al.(2014). Addiction, 111(1), 167-175.
  • Huang, M. F., Liu, T. L., Su, C. H., Lin, P. C., & Ko, C. H. (2016). The Association between Internet Addiction and Depression. 臺灣精神醫學, 30(4), 241-249.
  • Jorgenson, A. G., Hsiao, R. C. J., & Yen, C. F. (2016). Internet addiction and other behavioral addictions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25(3), 509-520.
  • Kaptsis, D., King, D. L., Delfabbro, P. H., & Gradisar, M. (2016). Withdrawal symptoms in internet gaming disorder: a systematic review. Clinical psychology review, 43, 58-66.
  • Kuss, D. J., & Lopez-Fernandez, O. (2016). Internet addiction and problematic Internet use: A systematic review of clinical research. World journal of psychiatry, 6(1), 143.
  • Lai, C., Altavilla, D., Mazza, M., Scappaticci, S., Tambelli, R., Aceto, P., … & Tonioni, F. (2017). Neural correlate of Internet use in patients undergoing psychological treatment for Internet addiction. Journal of Mental Health, 1-7.
  • Montag, C., Sindermann, C., Becker, B., & Panksepp, J. (2016). An affective neuroscience framework for the molecular study of Internet addiction. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.
  • Müller, K. W., Dreier, M., Beutel, M. E., Duven, E., Giralt, S., & Wölfling, K. (2016). A hidden type of internet addiction? Intense and addictive use of social networking sites in adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 172-177.
  • Sakuma, H., Mihara, S., Nakayama, H., Miura, K., Kitayuguchi, T., Maezono, M., … & Higuchi, S. (2017). Treatment with the Self-Discovery Camp (SDiC) improves Internet gaming disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 64, 357-362.
  • Servidio, R. (2017). Assessing the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test: A study on a sample of Italian university students. Computers in Human Behavior, 68, 17-29.
  • Sharma, S. K. (2016). Latest Trends in Internet Addiction Disorder: Concepts, Symptoms, Theories, Triggers and Coping Strategies. Health Psychology, 1, 135.
  • Wu, J. Y. W., Ko, H. C., Tung, Y. Y., & Li, C. C. (2016). Internet use expectancy for tension reduction and disinhibition mediates the relationship between borderline personality disorder features and Internet addiction among college students–One-year follow-up. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 851-855.
  • Zhang, C., Brook, J. S., Leukefeld, C. G., & Brook, D. W. (2016). Longitudinal psychosocial factors related to symptoms of Internet addiction among adults in early midlife. Addictive Behaviors, 62, 65-72.


Resources for Children and Internet Addiction

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References for Childhood Internet Addiction

  • Arslan, G. (2017). Psychological maltreatment, forgiveness, mindfulness, and internet addiction among young adults: A study of mediation effect. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 57-66.
  • Cerniglia, L., Zoratto, F., Cimino, S., Laviola, G., Ammaniti, M., & Adriani, W. (2016). Internet Addiction in adolescence: Neurobiological, psychosocial and clinical issues. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Chi, X., Lin, L., & Zhang, P. (2016). Internet Addiction Among College Students in China: Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19(9), 567-573.
  • Eliacik, K., Bolat, N., Koçyiğit, C., Kanik, A., Selkie, E., Yilmaz, H., … & Dundar, B. N. (2016). Internet addiction, sleep and health-related life quality among obese individuals: a comparison study of the growing problems in adolescent health. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 21(4), 709-717.
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Shen, A. C. T., Wei, H. S., Feng, J. Y., Huang, S. C. Y., & Hwa, H. L. (2016). Associations between child maltreatment, PTSD, and internet addiction among Taiwanese students. Computers in human behavior, 56, 209-214.
  • Ihm, J. (2018). Social implications of children’s smartphone addiction: The role of support networks and social engagement. Journal of behavioral addictions, 1-9. Doi:
  • Kaess, M., Parzer, P., Mehl, L., Weil, L., Strittmatter, E., Resch, F., & Koenig, J. (2017). Stress vulnerability in male youth with Internet Gaming Disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77, 244-251.
  • Khazaei, F., Khazaei, O., & Ghanbari-H, B. (2017). Positive psychology interventions for internet addiction treatment. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 304-311.
  • Li, D., Zhou, Y., Li, X., & Zhou, Z. (2016). Perceived school climate and adolescent Internet addiction: The mediating role of deviant peer affiliation and the moderating role of effortful control. Computers in Human Behavior, 60, 54-61.
  • Ong, R. H., Peh, C. X., & Guo, S. (2016). Differential Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Addictive Disorders: a Comparison between Substance Use Disorders and Internet/Gaming Addiction. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(6), 993-1002.
  • Schou Andreassen, C., Billieux, J., Griffiths, M. D., Kuss, D. J., Demetrovics, Z., Mazzoni, E., & Pallesen, S. (2016). The relationship between addictive use of social media and video games and symptoms of psychiatric disorders: A large-scale cross-sectional study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30(2), 252.
  • Sharma, S. K. (2016). Latest Trends in Internet Addiction Disorder: Concepts, Symptoms, Theories, Triggers and Coping Strategies. Health Psychology, 1, 135.
  • Stavropoulos, V., Gentile, D., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2016). A multilevel longitudinal study of adolescent Internet addiction: The role of obsessive–compulsive symptoms and classroom openness to experience. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(1), 99-114.
  • Stavropoulos, V., Kuss, D., Griffiths, M., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2016). A longitudinal study of adolescent internet addiction: The role of conscientiousness and classroom hostility. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31(4), 442-473.
  • Stavropoulos, V., Kuss, D. J., Griffiths, M. D., Wilson, P., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2017). MMORPG gaming and hostility predict Internet addiction symptoms in adolescents: An empirical multilevel longitudinal study. Addictive behaviors, 64, 294-300.
  • Weinstein, A., Yaacov, Y., Manning, M., Danon, P., & Weizman, A. (2015). Internet Addiction and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Among Schoolchildren. The Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ, 17 (12), 731-734.
  • Wu, J. Y. W., Ko, H. C., & Lane, H. Y. (2016). Personality disorders in female and male college students with internet addiction. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 204(3), 221-225.
  • Yen, J. Y., Liu, T. L., Wang, P. W., Chen, C. S., Yen, C. F., & Ko, C. H. (2017). Association between Internet gaming disorder and adult attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and their correlates: Impulsivity and hostility. Addictive behaviors, 64, 308-313.
  • Zhou, Y., Li, D., Li, X., Wang, Y., & Zhao, L. (2017). Big five personality and adolescent Internet addiction: The mediating role of coping style. Addictive Behaviors, 64, 42-48.

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