Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment

Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment

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ISBN-13: 9780470892268
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/07/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 1 MB

About 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

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

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"Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation andTreatment provides an integrated and current overview of thedifferent types of Internet addiction—gaming addiction,gambling addiction and cybersex addiction. The authors deserveample praise in providing such a comprehensive and informativeguide for the treatment of Internet addiction."
Ran Tao, MD, Professor and Director, and XiuqinHuang, MD, Associate Professor, Treatment Center for InternetAddiction, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region, China

"This useful book pulls together the most recent research aboutInternet Addiction: what it is, how it develops and how it can betreated. Internet Addiction Disorder, a disorder being consideredfor inclusion in the DSM-V, is the newest and fastest growingaddiction of the 21st century. Porn, video gaming, socialnetworking, gambling, surfing: our clients come to us with theseproblems, and if we do not understand what we are seeing and how toaddress it, many clients may fail to get the help they need. Thisbook provides enough practical information that clinicians willfeel much better prepared to assess for and treat this growingproblem.
Hilarie Cash, PhD, author of Video Games and YourKids: How Parents Stay in Control (2008) and co-founder ofreSTART: Internet Addiction Recovery Program (2009)

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