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Introduction

  • Qiaolei Jiang
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Abstract

Over two decades, Internet addiction has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis, from a psychiatric curiosity to a publicly recognized health risk. In current China, public concern has been caused by extensive media coverage on this issue, and an increasing number of Internet addiction clinics opened in urban area nationwide. People’s daily Internet use seems to be brought under social scrutiny and professional intervention. Therefore, the forming of Internet addiction as an emerging health risk in China is of great research significance theoretically and practically, not only because Internet addiction is becoming a prominent issue both in China and in many other societies, but also because it may act as a good case to study risk issue.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiaolei Jiang
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  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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