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Internet Addiction Disorder
An in-depth analysis of the newly discovered Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), including symptoms, effects of society and treatment.
# 9667 | 4,720 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Computer and Technology (Internet)

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This research paper carefully and thoroughly examines the recent phenomenon of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). This paper is designed to carefully analyze the impact of IAD on today's society and attempt to outline how an individual with IAD can help overcome the limitations of the disorder. First, IAD is defined, and its impact on society, as a whole, is discussed. The warning signs and symptoms of IAD are then outlined. Second, the methodology of a survey designed to study Internet usage patterns is outlined. A thorough review of the relevant literature on IAD is summarized, and the importance of the current proposed study is given. A brief, succinct, but thorough summary of the findings of the research is noted. Further, the results of the survey are given in light of theories and arguments that are found in the current literature on IAD. Finally, a comprehensive discussion on the possible treatments and prevention of IAD is given. Specifically, the idea of a cure, in opposition to a treatment, for IAD is discussed. Further, an overview of current methods of treatment is outlined, and success rates are discussed in light of the specific treatment solutions.

From the Paper:

"Internet Addictive Disorder (IAD) is not a formally recognized mental disorder. Commonly, IAD is simply a catch phrase used to describe maladaptive behavior surrounding Internet use. For example, a wife may note that her husband comes home from work, and spends his entire evening online, instead of interacting with her and the children. An employer may note that an employee spends a large amount of time on the Internet, and neglects to perform her jog. Some individuals may run up huge online bills, indicating a possible problem with excessive Internet use."

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