Internet Addiction: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Health Effects


Margaret Adams (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY038000

According to the World Health Organization, pathological addiction is the psychic, and sometimes even physical, condition arising from the interaction between a living organism and an exogenous substance, characterized by behavioral responses and other reactions that always include a compulsive need to take the substance continuously or periodically, in order to get its psychic effects and/or to avoid the distress related to its withdrawal. This book presents a review on Internet addiction, which is considered an emergent problem especially amongst adolescents, and examines the risk factors and health effects of this addiction. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Internet and Novel Technology Addiction: The Latest Epidemic
Donatella Marazziti, Stefano Baroni and Federico Mucci (Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy)

Chapter 2. Towards an Epidemiological Model of Internet Addiction
Andres Fontalba-Navas, Virginia Gil-Aguilar and Jose Miguel Pena-Andreu (Northern Almeria Health Area. Huercal-Overa, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Internet Addiction and Flow Experience
Kazuki Hirao (Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Science and Social Welfare, Kibi International University, Takahashi, Okayama, Japan)

Chapter 4. The Role of Attachment Style and Social Anxiety in Internet Addiction
Carlo Lai, Gaia Romana Pellicano, Daniela Altavilla, Navkiran Kalsi, and Michela D’Argenzio (Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5. The Mental Health Literacy of Internet Addiction among Adolescents: An Initial Measure Development and Validation
Lawrence T. Lam (Faculty of Health and Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 6. A Reflective Study of the Dilemmas in the Digital Addiction Policy of Korea
Young-Sam (Executive Principal (Ph.D., social psychology), National Information Society Agency, Seoul, South Korea)


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