Internet Addiction

Assessment of Global Internet Addiction

According to a meta-analysis of 31 nations across seven world regions, the global prevalence of internet addiction is estimated at 6 percent. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social […]

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Surgeon Writes About Video Game Addiction

A new book entitled “Hooked on Games” is a story of a physician with a research background in neuroscience, who battled his own addictions with video games. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Addiction . Games . Internet Addiction . News
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Internet Addiction and Brain White Matter

Research on Internet Addiction from China and published in PLoS ONE, compared brain scans of 18 teenagers diagnosed with Internet addiction with those of 18 non-addicted teenagers found differences in white matter density in numerous brain regions.[More…]

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By R Kennedy | Brain Scan . Internet Addiction . News
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