Modification in the Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Internet Addiction

@article{Beard2001ModificationIT,
  title={Modification in the Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Internet Addiction},
  author={Keith W. Beard and Eve M. Wolf},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          377-83
        }
}
  • Keith W. Beard, E. M. Wolf
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
The Internet is a new technology that has impacted the world and provided many benefits to its users. At the same time the Internet has had negative ramifications. Some people are becoming preoccupied with the Internet, are unable to control their use, and are jeopardizing employment and relationships. The concept of "Internet addiction" has been proposed as an explanation for uncontrollable, damaging use of this technology. Symptoms of excessive Internet use are compared to the criteria used… 

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