Potential Markers for Problematic Internet Use: A Telephone Survey of 2,513 Adults

  title={Potential Markers for Problematic Internet Use: A Telephone Survey of 2,513 Adults},
  author={Elias Aboujaoude and Lorrin M Koran and Nona N. Gamel and Michael D. Large and Richard T. Serpe},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={750 - 755}
ABSTRACT Objective: The Internet has positively altered many aspects of life. However, for a subset of users, the medium may have become a consuming problem that exhibits features of impulse control disorders recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Method: This is the first large-scale epidemiological study of problematic Internet use through a random-digit-dial telephone survey of 2,513 adults in the United States. Given the lack of… 

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