Cyber Disorders: The Mental Health Concern for the New Millennium

@article{Young1999CyberDT,
  title={Cyber Disorders: The Mental Health Concern for the New Millennium},
  author={Kimberly S. Young and Molly Pistner and James O'Mara and Jennifer Buchanan},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={
          475-9
        }
}
  • K. Young, Molly Pistner, +1 author J. Buchanan
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
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