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 […]

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 […]