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Anecdotal reports have long sustained that Internet users become addicted to the Internet in much that same way that others became addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addictive and compulsive internet use has clearly resulted in ificant academic, social, and occupational impairment for many of us. On the basis of this criteria, case studies of dependent Internet users Dependents and a control group of non-dependent Internet users Non-Dependents were classified. Qualitative analyses suggests ificant behavioral and functional usage differences between the two groups.
Clinical and social implications of pathological Internet use and future directions for research are discussed. However, the concept of addictive Internet use has not been empirically researched. Therefore, the purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate if Internet usage could be considered addictive and to identify the extent of problems created by such misuse.
With the popularity and wide-spread promotion of the Internet, this study first sought to determine a set of criteria which would define addictive from normal Internet usage.
If a workable set of criteria could be effective in diagnosis, then such criteria could be used in clinical treatment settings and facilitate future research on addictive Internet use. By using Pathological Gambling as a model, Internet addiction can be defined as an impulse-control disorder which does not involve an intoxicant. Do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?
Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to modify control, cut back, or stop Internet use? Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable and urgentwhen attempting to cut down or stopInternet use? Do you stay on-line longer than originally intended?
Have you jeopardized and risked the loss of valued and ificant relationship, job, educational orcareer opportunity because of the Internet? Have you deceived family members, your therapist, or others to conceal the extent ofinvolvement with the Internet?
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