Hospital based treatment for Internet addicts

Sophia Gioka, Antonis Kefaliakos, Andriani Ioannou, Aggelos Mechili, Marianna Diomidous

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The importance of recognizing the symptoms of Internet addiction constitutes the first step for treatment. Internet use can be pathological, and the percentage of addicted people is increasing while people become dependent on technology and Internet continues to develop. This study is a systematic litterature review. An electronic literature search was conducted using as keywords internet addiction, psychological implications, internet abuse etc. to the following databases: Medline, PubMed and Google Schoolar. The majority of research was conducted in Europe and in North America. We found 20 surveys. 9 were excluded on the basis of screening due to full text articles were not available. The final number of included surveys was 11. Hospitals and clinics have to emerge with outpatient treatment services for Internet addiction recovery, and in some cases there may be a need for addiction rehabilitation centers as admitted from people with Internet addiction into inpatient care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781614994220
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 Jul 201413 Jul 2014


Other12th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2014


  • Adolescent
  • Internet abuse
  • Internet addiction
  • Psychological implications


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