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Internet Addiction

Neuroscientific Approaches and Therapeutical Implications Including Smartphone Addiction

  • Christian Montag
  • Martin Reuter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Internet Addiction

  3. Neuroscientific Approaches to Internet Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Fuchun Lin, Hao Lei
      Pages 37-58
    3. Chih-Hung Ko, Ju-Yu Yen
      Pages 59-80
    4. Hyun Soo Park, Sang Eun Kim
      Pages 81-92
    5. Doug Hyun Han, Sun Mi Kim, Perry F. Renshaw
      Pages 93-108
    6. Rudolf Stark, Tim Klucken
      Pages 109-124
    7. Elisabeth Hahn, Frank M. Spinath
      Pages 125-140
    8. Christian Montag, Martin Reuter
      Pages 141-160
    9. Halley M. Pontes, Daria J. Kuss, Mark D. Griffiths
      Pages 181-208
    10. Christian Montag, Éilish Duke, Martin Reuter
      Pages 209-218
  4. Therapeutical Interventions in Internet Addiction and Governmental Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Christian Montag, Martin Reuter, Alexander Markowetz
      Pages 221-229
    3. Giovanni Camardese, Beniamino Leone, Coco Walstra, Luigi Janiri, Riccardo Guglielmo
      Pages 231-245

About this book


The second edition of this successful book provides further and in-depth insight into theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, as well as includes new therapeutical approaches. The editors also broach the emerging topic of smartphone addiction. 

This book combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in the characterization of Internet addiction. It is intended for a broad audience including scientists, students and practitioners. The first part of the book contains an introduction to Internet addiction and their pathogenesis. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in-depth review of neuroscientific findings which cover studies using a variety of biological techniques including brain imaging and molecular genetics. The third part of the book focuses on therapeutic interventions for Internet addiction. The fourth part of the present book is an extension to the first edition and deals with a new emerging potential disorder related to Internet addiction – smartphone addiction.

Moreover, in this second edition of the book new content has been added. Among others, the reader will find an overview of theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, results from twin studies in the context of Internet addiction and additional insights into therapeutic approaches to Internet addiction. 


Autonomic Nervous Activity FMRI of internet addiction Internet Addiction Research Psychopharmacological Treatment of Internet Addiction Structural Brain Imaging Neuroscience of internet addiction FMRI

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Montag
    • 1
  • Martin Reuter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Psychology and Education, Molecular PsychologyUlm UniversityUlmGermany
  2. 2.Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information


“The book presents theoretical models to help explain internet addiction, provides therapeutic interventions, and examines public policy issues. … The intended audience is practitioners, scientists, and students. … The book is very readable and contains colorful figures and tables, which lend clarity. It includes an appendix with neuroanatomical pictures and a brief glossary of terms. This book is good at presenting research findings underlying internet addiction while providing both theoretical models and therapeutic interventions.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017)