International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 4, 2013

A New Millennium: A New Age of Behavioral Disorders?
IntroductionThe Internet has become one of the most widely accessible media and is a significant part of everyday life in adolescence, offering opportunities for social networking and communication, education and entertainment. However, over the past...
Assessment of Internet Addictive Behavior
IntroductionAssessment is a systematic process of obtaining information from psychological instruments and other sources used to draw inferences about characteristics of people. Assessment goals include screening, diagnosis and progress evaluation. A...
Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Addictive Behaviors
IntroductionThere exist a range of behavior patterns like pathological gambling, overeating, excessive Internet use, compulsive sex and buying, defined as addictive behaviors, which (including substance use-related addictive disorders) are associated...
Cyberbullying: A Brief Review
IntroductionIn a world of Internet dependency and constantly evolving technology, today's youth are becoming more comfortable with having endless information and instant communication at their fingertips. It is estimated that 93% of adolescents, ages...
Development of an Integrated Intervention Model for Internet Addiction in Hong Kong
IntroductionDespite potential educational and entertainment value of the Internet, its attractive nature may create addiction in young people. In fact, there are research findings showing that problematic or pathological use of the Internet adversely...
Development of Internet Addictive Behaviors: Potential Pathophysiologic Mechanisms
IntroductionA certain proportion of adolescents will increase their time online to the point of interfering with certain obligatory functions, such as schoolwork, familial interactions, and even self-care.As both clinicians and scientists, physicians...
European Public Health Policies and Interventions for Detecting and Deterring Internet Addictive Behaviors in Adolescents
IntroductionInternet addictive behavior is considered to be an ever-growing European public health issue. Research studies have indicated that Internet addictive behavior rates among minors seem to differ from country to country depending on the age...
Internet Addiction, Media Use, and Difficulties Associated with Sleeping in Adolescents
IntroductionMedia use including the Internet, cellular phones, and smart phones is becoming increasingly common. According the American Academy of Pediatrics, today's children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media (1). Worldwide,...
Management of Internet Addictive Behaviors in Adolescents
IntroductionThe new addictions of modern man raise the question whether these gambling, shopping, sports, work, Internet addictions are indeed as dangerous as those caused by the use various substances? With a view to explaining this perspective on a...
Online Social Networking in Adolescence: Associations with Development, Well-Being and Internet Addictive Behaviors
IntroductionSocial network sites (SNSs) are Internet-based social platforms, which allow people to interact online. Structurally, SNS are a cross between a yearbook and a community website (1). The first notable SNSs that introduced user profiles and...
Pre-Existing and Concomitant Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Internet Addictive Behaviors
IntroductionInternet addictive disorder (IAD) is a relatively recent proposed addition to the ever-expanding list of addictive disorders (1). There is general consensus that this disorder consists of numerous sub-categories that include online shopping,...
Psychological Research and a Sociological Perspective on Problematic and Addictive Computer Game Use in Adolescence
IntroductionThere is no question at all: Computer games are meant to be fun and therefore they are designed primarily to be attractive. Inducing enjoyment is one key feature of every commercially successful game. Since its beginning the market of video...
Real World High-Risk Patterns Associated with Internet Addictive Behaviors
IntroductionThe use of the concept of risk has been primarily biomedical, reflecting a concern for adverse outcomes related to morbidity and mortality. The epidemiological research has concentrated to locate agents or conditions that are associated with...
Risks of Developing Internet Addictive Behaviors: Scope and Extent of Internet Sites Used
IntroductionLike in other addictions and addictive behaviours too, it is supposed that the addictive disorder originates from an interaction of different circumstances, pointing to a multi-factorial etiopathogenesis. Looking onto Internet addiction,...
The Impact of the Internet on the Sexual Health of Adolescents: A Brief Review
IntroductionMedia has always played a large role in the lives of adolescents. In recent years, the rise of new media has increased this role. New media includes the Internet- blogs, chat rooms, social networking sites and other websites (1). Approximately...
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