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Should DSM-V Designate “Internet Addiction” a Mental Disorder?

Should DSM-V Designate “Internet Addiction” a Mental Disorder?
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Center for Internet Addiction - Education and Treatment Une meilleure appréhension du concept de cyberaddiction Don't Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It's Your Fault | Wired Opinion Ben Wiseman Are teenagers losing their social skills? Parents and pundits seem to think so. Teens spend so much time online, we’re told, that they’re no longer able to handle the messy, intimate task of hanging out face-to-face. Now, I’m not convinced this trend is real. If kids can’t socialize, who should parents blame? What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. It’s true. ‘Teens aren’t addicted to social media. The result, Boyd discovered, is that today’s teens have neither the time nor the freedom to hang out. Forget the empathy problem—these kids crave seeing friends in person. In fact, Boyd found that many high school students flock to football games not because they like football but because they can meet in an unstructured context. So, parents of America: The problem is you; the solution is you.

Internet Addiction Test - NetAddiction The Internet Addiction Test emerged as the first validated measure of Internet and technology addiction. The Internet Addiction suite of tests brings together the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Internet Addiction Test for Families (IAT-F). The IAT is a self-report instrument for adolescents and adults. For more information on using the IAT and building an Internet Addiction treatment program in your practice, visit for our comprehensive workbook and training programs. To learn more about the validation studies of the Internet Addiction Test and for order information, please click here: The assessments can be administered in a variety of mental health settings, including private practice clinics, schools, hospitals and residential programs.

Addictions Dossier réalisé en collaboration avec Bertrand Nalpas, Directeur de recherche à l’Inserm et chargé de mission Addiction – Décembre 2014 Les addictions les plus répandues concernent le tabac (nicotine) et l’alcool. Viennent ensuite le cannabis et, loin derrière, les opiacés (héroïne, morphine), la cocaïne, les amphétamines et dérivés de synthèse. Il existe également des addictions liées à des activités (et non à des substances), comme les jeux d’argent, les jeux vidéo, le sexe ou encore les achats compulsifs. Des substances plus ou moins addictives souvent testées à l’adolescence Des dépendances peuvent survenir à tout moment de l’existence, mais la période de 15 à 25 ans est la plus propice à leur émergence. Certaines substances semblent avoir un pouvoir addictif supérieur à d’autres compte tenu de la proportion de personnes dépendantes parmi leurs consommateurs. Part des usagers développant une dépendance à la substance qu'ils consomment. Un diagnostic très normé Des conséquences délétères

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Internet Addiction 1. What is Internet addiction? Internet addiction is a growing problem facing today's society that is plaguing many families, couples, and individuals both young and old. Internet addiction not only threatens the psychological well-being of individuals, but quite possibly the entire social fabric and as we know it. This psychological disorder is defined as uncontrolled Internet-related behavior which interferes with or impairs normal functioning, and causes severe emotional distress for the individual, their family, friends, or their loved ones. 2. As a relatively new problem, Internet addiction has not yet been included in the DSM. 3. The study of Internet addiction is still relatively new. 4. There is an extremely wide range or broad spectrum of behaviors related to Internet addiction. 5. There appear to be gender differences influencing the types of Internet applications preferred by men and women.

Development and Validation of a Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS) Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to develop a self-diagnostic scale that could distinguish smartphone addicts based on the Korean self-diagnostic program for Internet addiction (K-scale) and the smartphone's own features. In addition, the reliability and validity of the smartphone addiction scale (SAS) was demonstrated. Methods A total of 197 participants were selected from Nov. 2011 to Jan. 2012 to accomplish a set of questionnaires, including SAS, K-scale, modified Kimberly Young Internet addiction test (Y-scale), visual analogue scale (VAS), and substance dependence and abuse diagnosis of DSM-IV. Results Based on the factor analysis results, the subscale “disturbance of reality testing” was removed, and six factors were left. Conclusions This study developed the first scale of the smartphone addiction aspect of the diagnostic manual. Citation: Kwon M, Lee J-Y, Won W-Y, Park J-W, Min J-A, et al. (2013) Development and Validation of a Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS). Table 1.

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons. No Longer a Distraction Image via Flickr by Sean MacEntee When used carefully, social media can be a useful tool rather than a distraction. Education-based sites such as Edmodo, Edublog, and Kidblog provide alternative social media sites for posting status updates and announcements, blogging, and microblogging. Create a Class Facebook Group Facebook is known as a place to post status updates, announcements, photos, and video — all things that we likely use in our classes anyway. A Facebook group also creates a space for students to ask and answer questions. Start a Topical Twitter Feed Require Students to Blog In Short

Commentaire Microstructure Abnormalities in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder Abstract Background Recent studies suggest that internet addiction disorder (IAD) is associated with structural abnormalities in brain gray matter. Methodology/Principal Findings We investigated the morphology of the brain in adolescents with IAD (N = 18) using an optimized voxel-based morphometry (VBM) technique, and studied the white matter fractional anisotropy (FA) changes using the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method, linking these brain structural measures to the duration of IAD. Conclusions Our results suggested that long-term internet addiction would result in brain structural alterations, which probably contributed to chronic dysfunction in subjects with IAD. Citation: Yuan K, Qin W, Wang G, Zeng F, Zhao L, et al. (2011) Microstructure Abnormalities in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder. Editor: Shaolin Yang, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America Received: December 16, 2010; Accepted: May 10, 2011; Published: June 3, 2011 Introduction 2.1 Subjects

image007 Commentaire Decreased Functional Brain Connectivity in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Abstract Background Internet addiction has become increasingly recognized as a mental disorder, though its neurobiological basis is unknown. This study used functional neuroimaging to investigate whole-brain functional connectivity in adolescents diagnosed with internet addiction. Methods Participants were 12 adolescents diagnosed with internet addiction and 11 healthy comparison subjects. Results Adolescents with internet addiction showed reduced functional connectivity spanning a distributed network. Conclusions Internet addiction is associated with a widespread and significant decrease of functional connectivity in cortico-striatal circuits, in the absence of global changes in brain functional network topology. Citation: Hong S-B, Zalesky A, Cocchi L, Fornito A, Choi E-J, Kim H-H, et al. (2013) Decreased Functional Brain Connectivity in Adolescents with Internet Addiction. Editor: Xi-Nian Zuo, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Copyright: © 2013 Hong et al.

Cet article apporte une réflexion autour de l'inclusion du trouble de dépendance à Internet dans le DSM et de la reconnaissance de ce trouble comme une réelle pathologie. by perruchini_groupe5_psy Mar 19