Center for Internet Addiction - Education and Treatment
Computer/Internet Addiction Symptoms, Causes and …
These and other cases of child neglect circulated in the popular media became emblematic of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) or Pathological Internet Use (PIU).
What Causes an Addiction to Computers or the Web
Most interventions take a approach which involve changing how the addict thinks about the addiction (for example, recognizing cognitive distortions designed to convince the gamer that it is not a problem), and simultaneously changing his/her behaviors (for example, setting strict limits for play, taking care of other responsibilities before gaming, using game blocking software or devices, etc.).
Effects of Computer Addiction | Substance Use Disorder …
For example, Snodgrass (1997) reported that "women are nearly twice as likely to suffer from Internet Addiction." And the examples of female Internet addicts were, indeed, quite striking: One woman, for example, was reported to have been so involved in the Internet that she neglected to provide food and healthcare for her children, and she forgot to buy heating oil for the house (Bricking, 1997).
Computer Addiction Treatment Centers
When Psychologist and Professor Kimberly Young (1996a; 1996b) concluded in her academic study that women were more likely than men to self-report an addiction to the Internet (see also, American Psychological Association, 1996; 1997; Young, 1998), the popular press reported that women were particularly at risk for the condition.
Internet addiction is a serious condition for parents and families
She investigates ways in which the discourse prescribes particular codes of conduct such as work and gender, as well as how Internet addicts themselves, draw on the discourse toward particular modes of self-governance (See also Reed, 2002).