Internet addiction: a systematic review of epidemiological research for the last decade.

  title={Internet addiction: a systematic review of epidemiological research for the last decade.},
  author={D. Kuss and M. D. Griffiths and L. Karila and J. Billieux},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={20 25},
  • D. Kuss, M. D. Griffiths, +1 author J. Billieux
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current pharmaceutical design
  • In the last decade, Internet usage has grown tremendously on a global scale. [...] Key Result The results reveal the following. First, no gold standard of Internet addiction classification exists as 21 different assessment instruments have been identified. They adopt official criteria for substance use disorders or pathological gambling, no or few criteria relevant for an addiction diagnosis, time spent online, or resulting problems. Second, reported prevalence rates differ as a consequence of different…Expand Abstract
    Internet Addiction Disorder
    • 41
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Internet Addiction and Identity: A Systematic Research Review
    Internet Addiction: A Review of the First Twenty Years.
    • 39
    • PDF


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    ‘Internet Addiction’: A Critical Review
    • 468
    • PDF
    Internet addiction in adolescents: Prevalence and risk factors
    • 275
    • PDF
    Internet addiction in students: Prevalence and risk factors
    • 319
    • PDF
    The three-factor model of Internet addiction: The development of the Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire
    • 204
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Treatment of internet addiction: a meta-analysis.
    • 218
    Internet and Gaming Addiction: A Systematic Literature Review of Neuroimaging Studies
    • 235
    • PDF
    Internet addiction disorder: Prevalence in an Italian student population
    • 125
    • Highly Influential
    The German Version of the Internet Addiction Test: A Validation Study
    • 79
    Extensive Internet Involvement—Addiction or Emerging Lifestyle?
    • 48
    • PDF