Internet addiction: reappraisal of an increasingly inadequate concept

@article{Starcevic2016InternetAR,
  title={Internet addiction: reappraisal of an increasingly inadequate concept},
  author={Vladan Starcevic and Elias Aboujaoude},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  year={2016},
  volume={22},
  pages={7 - 13}
}
This article re-examines the popular concept of Internet addiction, discusses the key problems associated with it, and proposes possible alternatives. The concept of Internet addiction is inadequate for several reasons. Addiction may be a correct designation only for the minority of individuals who meet the general criteria for addiction, and it needs to be better demarcated from various patterns of excessive or abnormal use. Addiction to the Internet as a medium does not exist, although the… 

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