Reference : The evolution of Internet addiction: A global perspective.
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
The evolution of Internet addiction: A global perspective.
Griffiths, Mark D. [> >]
Kuss, Daria J. [> >]
Billieux, Joël mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Pontes, Halley M. [> >]
Addictive behaviors
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[en] Behavior, Addictive/psychology ; Humans ; Internationality ; Internet ; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales ; Internet Gaming Disorder ; Internet Use Disorder ; Internet addiction ; Internet-related disorders ; Online addictions
[en] Kimberly Young's initial work on Internet addiction (IA) was pioneering and her early writings on the topic inspired many others to carry out research in the area. Young's (2015) recent paper on the 'evolution of Internet addiction' featured very little European research, and did not consider the main international evidence that has contributed to our current knowledge about the conceptualization, epidemiology, etiology, and course of Internet-related disorders. This short commentary paper elaborates on important literature omitted by Young that the present authors believe may be of use to researchers. We also address statements made in Young's (2015) commentary that are incorrect (and therefore misleading) and not systematically substantiated by empirical evidence.
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