Online Social Network Site Addiction: A Comprehensive Review

@article{Andreassen2015OnlineSN,
  title={Online Social Network Site Addiction: A Comprehensive Review},
  author={Cecilie Schou Andreassen},
  journal={Current Addiction Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={2},
  pages={175-184}
}
Research into online social network site (SNS) addiction (i.e., excessive and compulsive online social networking) has expanded over the last years. This paper aims to give a review of this research. Although not formally recognized as a diagnosis, SNS addiction shares many similarities with those of other addictions, including tolerance, withdrawal, conflict, salience, relapse, and mood modification. Several screening instruments to identify SNS addicts have been developed—approaching the… 

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