Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals study

Many people spend hours on the internet every week, but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet addiction, there's a type of short-term therapy that can be an effective treatment, according to a small study published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Behavioural therapy can help people with internet addiction, reveals studyResearchers found that 69.4% of men with internet addiction entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioural therapy, compared to 23.9% of men who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy. People in remission were 10 times more likely to be part of the short-term cognitive behavioural therapy group than the waitlist […]

Internet addiction: Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms

You don’t only play video games for leisure but you spend a lot of time on it that sometimes you forget to eat. You constantly check at least three of your social media accounts daily, compromising your efficiency at work. You even have created profiles assuming a different identity just to check on other people's activities yet prefers to be alone. Well, you could be suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder

Internet addiction: Learn how to identify the signs and symptomsAlso known as Problematic Internet Use (PIU), Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) or iDisorder, this condition alters the brain’s pleasure centre. According to several studies, suffering from internet addiction resembles drug or alcohol dependency. The perceived pleasurable experience stimulates dopamine production, hence the behaviour. Addiction or dependency on the activity then builds up because of one’s […]

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts

A support group for children of addicts which has recently been started in Thane and Pune has become a helping hand for around 100 children of drug, alcohol and Internet addicts

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts‘Ankur,’ a first of its kind support group has been started at Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune. In Thane, the group is carrying out its activities under the guidance of Dr Anand Nadkarni. Mukta Puntambekar, the director of Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre said, “Over the years, we observed that families of people suffering from addiction have […]

Youth’s Internet addiction causes him to lose a year of college

The education of a 21-year-old boy from Panvel suffered a major setback due to his severe Internet addiction. This case study highlights the emergence of Internet addiction as a disorder which is slowly but steadily taking over the minds of youngsters

Youth’s Internet addiction causes him to lose a year of collegeThe boy is a student who was in his first year of engineering. Vivek Singh (name changed), had developed a habit for staying online for more than 16 hours a day. He spent most of his days watching videos on YouTube and eventually neglected his studies and stopped going to college. He went to college […]

Mind it: Social media addiction in singles can be fatal

Often, singles find solace in communicating through social media and get hooked to it. But the fondness for an activity becomes a dependency and crosses the line into a damaging habit or addiction

Mind it: Social media addiction in singles can be fatalDivorces or losing a loved one may be a painful journey. To divert the mind, people get hooked to social media, as it  plays the role of fixing or creating new friendships. Further, this turns into an addiction that can have repercussions. Jehaan Shah (name changed), a 40-year old divorcee from Lower Parel, was habituated […]

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impact

Instagram - the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide -- topped the list in terms of negative impact, most notably among young women, stated the report, published on Friday

Instagram tops list of social media apps in terms of negativity impactAccording to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat. Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 to 24 on how certain social media platforms impact health […]

Maharashtra’s first Internet de-addiction centre to be set-up in Pune

Anandvan de-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre working in the field of addiction liberation will be starting Maharashtra’s first internet de-addiction centre in Pune

Maharashtra’s first Internet de-addiction centre to be set-up in PuneDr Ajay Dudhane, chairman of Anandvan de-addiction and rehabilitation Centre, said, “We have got three cases since last six months related to internet addiction. It is need of the hour that we have such de-addiction centre for the city.” For this reason, an inauguration function for Maharashtra’s first and the India’s third Internet Addiction Liberation […]