Problematic Internet Use and Loneliness: How Complex Is the Relationship? A Short Literature Review

  title={Problematic Internet Use and Loneliness: How Complex Is the Relationship? A Short Literature Review},
  author={Tania Moretta and Giulia Buodo},
  journal={Current Addiction Reports},
Purpose The Internet has become embedded into the life of billions of people worldwide. In some individuals, excessive Internet use impacts negatively on psychological and social functioning. Several studies over the last decades have focused on the relationship between Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and loneliness. The present review aims to provide an overview of the recent literature in this field and to suggest some critical questions. Recent Findings A small-medium positive association… 
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