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Problematic Internet Use in Adolescents: An Overview for Primary Care Providers

  title={Problematic Internet Use in Adolescents: An Overview for Primary Care Providers},
  author={Jasmine Atwal and Nicole M. Klaus},
Introduction Technology use is playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of adolescents. As many adolescents readily incorporate the internet into their lives, it is important to be aware of the negative consequences that can stem from problematic internet use. Problematic internet use is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with internet use and a difficulty controlling urges and behaviors related to the internet. 1 This preoccupation with or use of the internet causes… Expand
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