Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment / Edition 1

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Comprehensive and timely, Internet Addiction explores:

Validated assessment tools to differentiate normal from compulsive patterns of computer and online usage

The most addictive or problematic online activities

Epidemiology and subtypes of Internet addiction such as online pornography, Internet gambling, and online gaming

Current theories on the risk factors associated with the development of an addictive disorder related to Internet usage

Evidence-based treatment strategies for helping clients of various ages, taking into account main presenting problems and individual situations and circumstances

International in scope and empirically based, the cultural and global impact of this subject is discussed, introducing practitioners to the latest clinical implications, assessment methods, and treatment approaches in working with clients suffering from this emerging addictive disorder.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470551165
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kimberly S. Young, PsyD, is the primary researcher to have brought clinical attention to the issue of problematic Internet use in 1996. She is also the author of Caught in the Net, the first book to address Internet addiction.

Dr. Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu is the director of the Ambulatório Integrado dos Transtornos do Impulso (Integrated Impulse Disorders Outpatient Unit) at the University of San Paulo.

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Table of Contents



About the Editors

List of Contributors



Chapter 1 Prevalence Estimates and Etiologic Models of Internet Addiction Li Ying Li, Ying 3

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

Chapter 3 Online Social Interaction, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Problematic Internet Use Andrew C. High High, Andrew C. 35

Chapter 4 Uses and Gratifications of Internet Addiction Robert Larose Larose, Robert 55

Chapter 5 Addiction to Online Role-Playing Games David Smahel Smahel, David 73

Chapter 6 Gambling Addiction on the Internet Mark Griffiths Griffiths, Mark 91

Chapter 7 Cybersex Addiction and Compulsivity Elizabeth J. Griffin Griffin, Elizabeth J. 113


Chapter 8 The Addictive Properties of Internet Usage David Greenfield Greenfield, David 135

Chapter 9 Psychotherapy for Internet Addiction Dora Sampaio Goes Goes, Dora Sampaio 155

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

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

Chapter 12 Twelve-Step Recovery in Inpatient Treatment for Internet Addiction Tonya Camacho Camacho, Tonya 205

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

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

Chapter 15 Closing Thoughts and Future Implications Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu de Abreu, Cristiano Nabuco 267

Author Index 275

Subject Index 281

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