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Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction Problematic Internet usage is currently leading to workplace reprimands and employee termination, and has also been used as a defence to criminal charges in the United States. This article discusses the concept of Internet addiction. There have been attempts to medicalise this putative behavioural addiction drawing from DSM-IV-TR criteria for substance abuse and pathological gambling. The grounds for this position and its legal and clinical implications are outlined. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Psychiatry, Psychology and Law" Taylor & Francis

Internet Addiction

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1934-1687
eISSN
1321-8719
DOI
10.1375/pplt.2004.11.2.280
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Abstract

Problematic Internet usage is currently leading to workplace reprimands and employee termination, and has also been used as a defence to criminal charges in the United States. This article discusses the concept of Internet addiction. There have been attempts to medicalise this putative behavioural addiction drawing from DSM-IV-TR criteria for substance abuse and pathological gambling. The grounds for this position and its legal and clinical implications are outlined.

Journal

"Psychiatry, Psychology and Law"Taylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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