Monday, October 12, 2009

Internet or Cyber Addiction - - An Increasing Psychic Problems for Children And Adolescents: A Comprehensive Research Study By Chih-Hung Ko

In spite of the researches in the area be quite recent and still little conclusive, the problem of the addiction in internet is old and it worries the doctors more and more, especially in relation to the children and adolescents. Now, researchers of Taiwan identified a group of conditions of mental health that can increase a child’s risk to develop dependence on internet giving to the parents the chance of taking an attitude before being too late.

A team led by the psychologist Chih-Hung Ko from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH) studied the internet use in 2300 11 year-old children, during 2 years, and every 6 months the children should fill out forms detailing the time they were online. Approximately 11% presented probability of developing internet obsession, it reported the team from KMHU to the health newspaper Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

According to the site New Scientist, studying both sexes, depression, attention deficit, social phobia or hostility feelings in the children indicate that can they will have the addiction when adolescents. For girls, social phobia and depression were, especially, the most common diagnoses, what means that the differences among the sexes should be taken into account when elaborating prevention strategies and intervention for the dependence, affirms Ko.

In some sites as NetAddiction. com it is possible to find tests that help to identify the problem.

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