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J Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Oct;46(10):557-9.

Getting plugged in: an overview of internet addiction.

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Waltham Forest Child and Family Consultation Service, Waltham Forest, London, UK.


Internet addiction is not formally recognised as a clinical disorder by the WHO despite increasing evidence that excessive internet use can interfere with daily life and work. There is increasing pressure from Psychologists for Internet addiction to be recognised. This article explores the prevalence, symptoms and management of Internet addiction and the consequences of ignoring the ever growing concerns from public figures and institutions.

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