[Pilot study on the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group programme for adolescents with pathological internet use].

@article{Wartberg2014PilotSO,
  title={[Pilot study on the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group programme for adolescents with pathological internet use].},
  author={Lutz Wartberg and Monika Thomsen and Bettina Moll and Rainer Thomasius},
  journal={Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={
          21-35
        }
}
Excessive Internet use and its severe form, pathological internet use, are currently increasing in many industrial nations in Asia, North America and Europe. According to recent epidemiological studies pathological internet use occurs more frequently in youth than in adults. In Germany between 4 and 6% of the adolescents use the internet in a pathological way. Only few studies have investigated therapeutic interventions and their effectiveness in affected adolescents. In this pilot study, we… CONTINUE READING
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