Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment, 1st Edition

  • Bahadir Bozoglan
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  • ISBN-10: 1522584501
  • ISBN-13: 9781522584506
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 388 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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With the internet, smartphones, and video games easily available to increasing portions of society, researchers are becoming concerned with the potential side effects and consequences of their prevalence in people’s daily lives. Many individuals are losing control of their internet use, using it and other devices as an escape from the pressure of the real world to the point that they negatively affect their wellbeing and withdraw from social life. As such, it is imperative to seek new methods and strategies for identifying and treating individuals with digital addictions. This research publication explores the definition and different types of digital addiction, including internet addiction, smartphone addiction, and online gaming addition, plus treatment approaches and sample cases. Topics include neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychodynamics. For psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, health professionals, students, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Digital Addiction and Surrounding Factors.
2: Internet Addiction: The Repercussions, the Causes, and the Treatment.
3: The Impact of Family on Digital Addiction: An Overview.
4: Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: An Update of the Research Literature.
5: Conceptualizing Digital Addiction as Glutamine Inhibition and Glutamate Acceleration (GIGA): Considering the Links Between Productivity Slow-Down, Wakefulness, and Workfulness.
6: Digital Addiction and Wellbeing.
7: The Repercussion of the Internet on Psychological Wellbeing: Discussion on Diverse Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches.
8: Games We Play: Wellbeing of Players of Live and Digital Games.
9: Psychological Maltreatment and Digital Addiction.
10: Treatment of Digital Addiction.
11: Treatment of Internet Addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder in Adolescence: A Systematic Review.
12: Quantifying Participation in Large-Scale Virtual Environments: Encouraging Opportunities for Serendipity While Managing Digital Addiction.
13: Intervention of Smartphone Addiction.
14: Various Approaches to the Treatment of Digital Addiction.
15: Therapeutic Approaches for Internet Addiction.
16: Systemic Approach and Digital Addiction.
17: A Psychosocial Approach to Treating Young People’s and Young Adults’ Computer Addictions: Individual and Group Counseling Therapeutic Program.
18: Outdoor Approaches for Smartphone Addiction.
19: Conclusion.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.