Internet Addiction or Excessive Internet Use

  title={Internet Addiction or Excessive Internet Use},
  author={A. Weinstein and M. Lejoyeux},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  pages={277 - 283}
  • A. Weinstein, M. Lejoyeux
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Background: Problematic Internet addiction or excessive Internet use is characterized by excessive or poorly controlled preoccupations, urges, or behaviors regarding computer use and Internet access that lead to impairment or distress. Currently, there is no recognition of internet addiction within the spectrum of addictive disorders and, therefore, no corresponding diagnosis. It has, however, been proposed for inclusion in the next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental… CONTINUE READING
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