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The medical community has offered neurobehavioral support for the similarities between Internet addiction and substance addictions.
In this section of the paper, I will first conceptualize Internet addiction and rationalize the use of "Weibo addiction.
ISLAMABAD -- Six per cent of people are suffering from internet addiction worldwide, hampering their health and interpersonal relationships, a study has revealed.
BERLIN -- Internet addiction and drug addiction do not, as it turns out, go together like ham and eggs.
3 per cent were bullies and 8 per cent had shown signs of internet addiction, deputies heard on Tuesday.
In this paper, we present two cases of patients with internet addiction who were admitted to Bakirkoy Mental Health and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital Internet Addiction Outpatient Clinic.
Dr Buzaboon said in a marriage relationship Internet addiction could lead to family breakdowns and divorce.
Those who behave with Internet addiction tendencies will have a lower productivity than those without," he said.
Even if we are still dealing with old addictions, new ones have appeared, not less noxious, internet addiction being at the top of the list.
In July, the Chinese government banned the use of electro-shock therapy as a treatment for internet addiction after media reports about a psychiatrist who administered electric currents to nearly 3,000 teenagers.
Although researchers have discussed computer and technology addictions for nearly two decades (Shotton, 1989, 1991), the study of Internet addiction is relatively new.

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