Internet Addiction - Time to be Taken Seriously?

  title={Internet Addiction - Time to be Taken Seriously?},
  author={Mark D. Griffiths},
  journal={Addiction Research},
  pages={413 - 418}
  • M. Griffiths
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Psychology
  • Addiction Research
The rise and popularity of the Internet as a communication medium has become an ever-increasing part of many people’s day-to-day lives. Coupled with the rise in popularity and usage, there have been a growing number of reports in the popular press about excessive use of the internet under the guise of “Internet addiction”, “Internet Addiction Disorder” (IAD) and “Internet Addiction Syndrome” (IAS). For instance, in as early as 1995, Newsweek reported that 2% to 3% of the online community have… 

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