China currently has a problem with gaming addiction and became the first country to recognize internet addiction
as a clinical disorder.
This calls attention to treating Internet addiction
as a new and serious mental health issue.
Despite having rejected previous attempts to have smartphone and Internet addiction
accepted, the WHO will officially recognize obsessive gaming disorders as a mental health condition, New Scientist reports.
5 (9 of whom were males) who were diagnosed with smartphone or internet addiction
and also 19 healthy peers (matched in age and gender with the first group) were involved in the study.
Pathological Internet use (PIU), also known as Internet addiction
, problematic Internet use, or Internet dependence, is use of the Internet that creates psychological, social, and/or difficulties in one's life (Beard & Wolf, 2004; Spada, 2014; Weinstein & Lejoyeux, 2010; Young, 2004).
and its association with psychopathology: A study in school children from Mumbai, India.
In correlation analysis, internet addiction
was found positively related to depression, anxiety, and stress.
Objective: To determine the effect of gender and physical activity on internet addiction
in medical students.
Present research is aimed at exploring the relationship between internet addiction
and social support among University undergraduates age range between 18 to 22 years.
Various reasons are attributed to internet addiction
among college going students.
In Polish scientific literature, there are several terms for Internet addiction
: netaholics, netaddiction, cyberaddiction, computer addiction, information addiction, or syndrome of Internet addiction
The findings showed that individuals with Internet addiction
had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in social settings.