The Relationship Between Depression and Internet Addiction

  title={The Relationship Between Depression and Internet Addiction},
  author={Kimberly S. Young and Robert C. Rogers},
  journal={Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.},
Prior research has utilized the Zung Depression Inventory (ZDI) and found that moderate to severe rates of depression coexist with pathological Internet use.1 Although the ZDI was utilized for its expediency with on-line administration, its limitations include poor normative data and less frequent clinical use. Therefore, this study utilized the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), which has more accurate norms and frequent usage among dual diagnostic patient populations. An on-line survey… Expand
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