Internet Addiction Disorder - FAQs / Frequently Asked Questions

Internet Addiction Disorder
Internet addiction disorder is of 3 types, excessive gaming, sexual preoccupations and email / text messaging.


1. Which doctor should I see for internet addiction disorder?

People with suspected internet addiction should see a psychiatrist.

2. Does everyone who spends excess time on the internet suffer from addiction?

No. In order to qualify for internet addiction disorder, the person should also fulfill other criteria for addiction like tolerance and negative social implications, and suffer from withdrawal symptoms once the internet is taken away.

3. What are the statistics for internet addiction disorder?

The main studies for internet addiction disorder have been conducted in South Korea and China. Around 210,000 South Korean children were estimated to suffering from internet addiction in 2006. About 10 million teenagers in China were estimated to be suffering from the same condition.

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