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Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment


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Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment

Kimberly S. Young (Editor), Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-89226-8 October 2010 312 Pages

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Internet addiction is an emergent disorder in the psychiatric and psychological fields. This book provides a theoretical framework to understand how to define and conceptualize compulsive use of the Internet from a clinical perspective. With various theoretical models from the psychiatric, psychological, communication, and sociological fields, it explores the prevalence of the disorder and the most addictive or problematic online applications, such as online pornography, Internet gambling, and online games. Evidenced-based treatment approaches are provided as well. A must-have for every clinician.

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Editors xi

List of Contributors xiii

Introduction xv


Chapter 1 Prevalence Estimates and Etiologic Models of Internet Addiction 3
Kimberly S. Young, Xiao Dong Yue, and Li Ying

Chapter 2 Clinical Assessment of Internet-Addicted Clients 19
Kimberly S. Young

Chapter 3 Online Social Interaction, PsychosocialWell-Being, and Problematic Internet Use 35
Scott E. Caplan and Andrew C. High

Chapter 4 Uses and Gratifications of Internet Addiction 55
Robert LaRose

Chapter 5 Addiction to Online Role-Playing Games 73
Lukas Blinka and David Smahel

Chapter 6 Gambling Addiction on the Internet 91
Mark Griffiths

Chapter 7 Cybersex Addiction and Compulsivity 113
David L. Delmonico and Elizabeth J. Griffin


Chapter 8 The Addictive Properties of Internet Usage 135
David Greenfield

Chapter 9 Psychotherapy for Internet Addiction 155
Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu and Dora Sampaio Goes

Chapter 10 Working with Adolescents Addicted to the Internet 173
Keith W. Beard

Chapter 11 Internet Infidelity: A Real Problem 191
Monica T. Whitty

Chapter 12 Twelve-Step Recovery in Inpatient Treatment for Internet Addiction 205
Shannon Chrismore, Ed Betzelberger, Libby Bier, and Tonya Camacho

Chapter 13 Toward the Prevention of Adolescent Internet Addiction 223
Jung-Hye Kwon

Chapter 14 Systemic Dynamics with Adolescents Addicted to the Internet 245
Franz Eidenbenz

Chapter 15 Closing Thoughts and Future Implications 267
Kimberly S. Young and Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu

Author Index 275

Subject Index 281

"…there is much to commend in this book because it presents an impressive range of current views of problematic Internet use and, in doing so, provides fascinating insight into human beings who, again and again, have been seduced by the siren call of new technologies that allow us to experience aspects of life in ways previously." (PsycCRITIQUES, May 2012)