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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2020

Pages: 99-117
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Internet Addiction and Psychosocial Factors: An Empirical Perspective

Author: Manoj Kumar Sharma, Thamilselvan P., &Akash Vishwakarma

Category: Health Studies


Addiction can come in various forms, and its current definition has been expanded. Investigators converge on the understanding that internet addiction involves ‘problematic computer usage’, consumes ‘excessive time’ and brings out distress or impairs functioning in various areas of life. The addictive use of internet has a wide range of adverse consequences affecting many domains of the individual’s life. This paper reviews these with evidence from literature as well as trends observed in the clinical setup.

Keywords: addiction, co-morbidity, internet, misuse

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2020.2105