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Internet Addiction; Symptoms, Impacts and Treatments

Hamed Taherdoost ()
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Hamed Taherdoost: Hamta Group

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Abstract: The internet as a rich source of information has turned into one of the global necessities. It has provided new opportunities for shopping, entertaining, learning, and social interaction for individuals of all age groups. As of January 2021, 4.66 billion active internet users have been recognized. It means that 59.5 percent of the population is using the Internet globally [1]. Although the prevalence of internet usage has facilitated tasks in many ways and helped to an equal share of information all around the world, it is also becoming problematic in case of being misused and may lead to internet addiction. The rapidly growing epidemy of internet usage can lead to serious long-lasting issues in case of being overlooked. In this study, the particular definition of internet addiction is provided. Then, its determinative and diagnosis factors [2], are offered to help distinguish if an individual is suffering from internet addiction. Also, preventative and remedial approaches are suggested to address the internet addiction problem.

Date: 2022-02-11
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Published in Open Access Journal of Addiction and Psychology, 2022, 5 (2), ⟨10.33552/OAJAP.2022.05.000608⟩

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DOI: 10.33552/OAJAP.2022.05.000608

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