Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 462–470

Treatment of Internet Addiction

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-010-0147-1

Cite this article as:
Huang, X., Li, M. & Tao, R. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2010) 12: 462. doi:10.1007/s11920-010-0147-1

Abstract

Internet addiction (IA) is a prevalent, highly comorbid, and significantly impairing disorder. Although many psychotherapeutic approaches and psychotropic medications have been recommended and some of the psychotherapeutic approaches and a few pharmacotherapy strategies have been studied, treatment of IA is generally in its early stages. This article reviews theoretical descriptions of psychotherapy and the effects of psychosocial treatment and pharmacologic treatment. We also outline our own treatment model of IA.

Keywords

Internet addiction Treatment Review Psychotherapy Pharmacologic treatment Multimodal psychotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internet Addiction Treatment CenterGeneral Hospital of Beijing Military RegionBeijingChina