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Psychopathology of Everyday Life in the 21st Century: Smartphone Addiction

  • Yu-Hsuan LinEmail author
  • Sheng-Hsuan Lin
  • Cheryl C. H. Yang
  • Terry B. J. Kuo
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Part of the Studies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behavioral Economics book series (SNPBE)

Abstract

In recent years as the prevalence of smartphones has increased, so too has excessive smartphone use become a prominent social issue. “Smartphone addiction” is one form of a more general technological addiction. In this chapter, we review the evolution of substance and behavioural addiction through an examination of the process for the diagnosis of mental illness. We introduce four common factors between smartphone addiction, and other forms of addiction, diagnostic criteria, and a mobile application (App) to identify smartphone addiction.

Keywords

Withdrawal Symptom Empirical Mode Decomposition Short Message Service Internet Addiction Online Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Hsuan Lin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sheng-Hsuan Lin
    • 2
  • Cheryl C. H. Yang
    • 3
  • Terry B. J. Kuo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of BiostatisticsColumbia Mailman School of Public HealthNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Brain ScienceNational Yang-Ming UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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