The second edition of this successful book provides further and in-depth insight into theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, as well as includes new therapeutical approaches. The editors also broach the emerging topic of smartphone addiction.
This book combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in the characterization of Internet addiction. It is intended for a broad audience including scientists, students and practitioners. The first part of the book contains an introduction to Internet addiction and their pathogenesis. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in-depth review of neuroscientific findings which cover studies using a variety of biological techniques including brain imaging and molecular genetics. The third part of the book focuses on therapeutic interventions for Internet addiction. The fourth part of the present book is an extension to the first edition and deals with a new emerging potential disorder related to Internet addiction - smartphone addiction.
Moreover, in this second edition of the book new content has been added. Among others, the reader will find an overview of theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, results from twin studies in the context of Internet addiction and additional insights into therapeutic approaches to Internet addiction.
The Evolution of Internet Addiction Disorder.- Structural Brain Imaging and Internet addiction.- Functional imaging of Internet gaming disorder.- PET and Internet addiction.- Functional brain changes in response to treatment of Internet gaming disorder.- Molecular genetics, personality and Internet addiction.- Autonomic nervous system and brain circuitry for Internet addiction.- A short summary of the neuroscientific findings on Internet addiction.- The impact of Psychoinformatics on Internet addiction.- Pharmacological treatment of Internet addiction.- Therapeutic interventions for treatment of adolescent Internet Addiction - Experiences from South Korea.- Therapeutic interventions in the treatment of Internet addiction - Experiences from Germany.- The national policy of Korea for Internet addiction.