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Internet Addiction

Neuroscientific Approaches and Therapeutical Implications Including Smartphone Addiction

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  • © 2017
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  • Contains new therapeutical approaches
  • Broaches the topic of smartphone addiction
  • Unifies research on many aspects of the behavior to present a strong overview of the field
  • Written by experts in the field
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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 disorderrelated 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. 

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Introduction to Internet Addiction

  2. Neuroscientific Approaches to Internet Addiction

  3. Therapeutical Interventions in Internet Addiction and Governmental Policies


“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) 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Psychology and Education, Molecular Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

    Christian Montag

  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    Martin Reuter

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