Cyber Disorders: The Mental Health Concern for the New Millennium

  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},
  volume={2 5},
  • 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
Anecdotal evidence has suggested that mental health practitioners' report increased caseloads of clients whose primary complaint involves the Internet. [...] Key Method Respondents reported an average caseload of nine clients who they classified as Internet-addicted, with a range between 2 and 50 clients treated within the past year.Expand
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  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 1998
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  • IntelliQuest
  • 1999