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by Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu,Kimberly S. Young

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Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu,Kimberly S. Young
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Wiley; 1 edition (October 26, 2010)
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This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction

This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. I am thrilled to have this invaluable, comprehensive, well-written resource for my own work and recommend it to people who need to understand this unique form of addiction

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By Kimberly S. Young, Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu. This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment. By Kimberly S.

Outlines the risk factors for developing Internet addiction. Provides strategies for treatment and prevention in family, school, and community settings. The book also serves as an engaging supplement in courses on media psychology, addiction counseling, abnormal psychology, school counseling, social issues, and more. A+. Categories: Medicine, Psychology.

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Nessa perspectiva, Kimberly S. Young e Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu organizaram o livro¹, origi-. nalmente publicado por eles sob o título Internet addiction: a handbook and guide to evaluation. Internet Addiction Test: The IAT comprises 20 items, each of which is rated on a six-point Likert scale: ‘does not apply’ (0), ‘rarely’ (1), ‘occasionally’ (2), ‘frequently’ (3), ‘often’ (4), and ‘always’ (5). According to the author (Young, 2011), the test measures the extent of a person’s involvement with. the Internet and classifies addictive behaviour in terms of mild, moderate, and severe impairment. This book provides a theoretical framework to understand how to define and conceptualize compulsive use of the Internet from a clinical perspective. Evidenced-based treatment approaches are. Young and Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu.

Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation andTreatment

"This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the fieldto include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersexaddiction, and gambling addiction. Its extensive attention todealing with adolescents is essential, given the rapid rise inmedia and technology use by both Net Generation young adults andiGeneration teenagers. I am thrilled to have this invaluable,comprehensive, well-written resource for my own work and recommendit to people who need to understand this unique form ofaddiction."—Dr. Larry Rosen, Past Chair and Professor ofPsychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, authorof Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way TheyLearn and Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the NetGeneration

"Our clients come to us when online pornography, video gaming,social networking, gambling, and surfing create untenabledisruptions in their lives. If we do not understand what we areseeing and how to address it, we will not be able to provide thehelp they need. This book provides the practical informationclinicians can use to assess and treat this growing problem."—Hilarie Cash, PhD, coauthor of Video Games and YourKids: How Parents Stay in Control, and cofounder of reSTART:Internet Addiction Recovery Program

"Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation andTreatment provides an integrated and current overview of thedifferent types of Internet addiction-gaming addiction, gamblingaddiction, and cybersex addiction. The authors deserve ample praisein providing such a comprehensive and informative guide forInternet addiction."—Ran Tao, MD, Professor and Director, and XiuqinHuang, MD, Associate Professor, Treatment Center for InternetAddiction, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region, China

The first empirically informed reference for defining,assessing, diagnosing, and treating problematic Internet useComprehensive and timely, Internet Addiction explores:

Validated assessment tools to differentiate normal fromcompulsive patterns of computer and online usage

The most addictive or problematic online activities

Epidemiology and subtypes of Internet addiction such as onlinepornography, Internet gambling, and online gaming

Current theories on the risk factors associated with thedevelopment of an addictive disorder related to Internet usage

Evidence-based treatment strategies for helping clients ofvarious ages, taking into account main presenting problems andindividual situations and circumstances

International in scope and empirically based, the cultural andglobal impact of this subject is discussed, introducingpractitioners to the latest clinical implications, assessmentmethods, and treatment approaches in working with clients sufferingfrom this emerging addictive disorder.

  • Cha
This is a very brief review of a few “ Internet Addiction” chapters I have read. The Internet as we all know it is immense. It has a beginning but no one knows if there is an end or where It will end. The Internet simplifies our lives greatly whether you like to do your shopping online, socialize with others and more. It is no greater tool than it. There is also an addictive side of the Internet where many who are considered to be addicts will debate that they are not addicted to the Internet. Starting from me as an example to many of my friends.

This book “ Internet Addiction “ , all the chapters seem to be written not by one author but by many contributors. The book defines the addiction in many categories or types such as gambling, gaming, spousal Infidelity and more. It also provides, not a solution, but information concerning therapy for the Internet addictions. Chapter 6 introduces us to remote gambling such as Internet gambling, mobile. 4 countries such as The US, The UK, New Zealand and Australia have agreed and concluded that the general increase of online gambling has also led to an increase in problem.

On chapter 11, the book talked about Internet Infidelity. When it comes to Internet Infidelity, it is increasing every second due to social Media, chat rooms etc. When the Internet was in its infancy, there were not many Infidelity sites but now it is impossible to count. The book also explained on how Emotional Infidelity can be seen as a form of betrayal as well as sexual infidelity.

Even though one may think there are no solutions to Internet addictions, there are groups that offer therapy where people with Internet addiction can go and find help. Where can such groups be found " On The Internet " lol, or local. I did not read many chapters because I was a bit confused reading certain part. Based on the chapters I took a glance at and even though this book is a more of a guide to treatment, I would really recommend reading it, maybe you'll get a better understanding than I did.
  • Dyni
First, let me say that I am an MD. The book is not a text and doesn't go about answering questions, not organized into chapters and while there is some decent background information much of the research is from third world countries. Doesn't say how to treat; that's the main thing I want in a book like this, how to treat the disorder. I can't recommend it.
  • Scream_I LOVE YOU
This book has helped me in many ways to deal with my internet addiction and the patterns of behavior I fall into. I use it at a reference and highly recommend it to others. Internet addiction as a disease is still in it's infancy as far as the amount that has been written on the subject and hopefully people will begin to take it as seriously as drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction is addiction that just manifests itself in different ways in different people.
  • Kalv
A must-read resource for anyone who works with children or students. Provides significant background knowledge that can equip you to understand some of the issues faced by parents in the home as well as teachers in the classroom. This is a growing problem that will require increasing expertise and understanding, given the complexity of issues that arise from this serious form of addiction.
  • I am hcv men
This is an excellent clinical source of information on the quickly emerging subject of Internet Addiction. Well researched. A positive contribution to the field.
  • IWAS
I am using this book as a resource in working with clients who have these issues.
  • Golkis
Easy read and practice applicable. I catogorze this as a buy worthy book. It is on my desk for referencing.
This book compiles a collection of articles written by clinicians for clinicians seeking to understand the current state of knowledge about Internet Addiction. It is not intended to be self-help. So what's inside?

The first two chapters review epidemiology which in this field will already be out of date. The following chapter discusses how online communication (texting, emailing) is by definition a carefully manufactured process but not necessarily a deceptive one. The result is that in the absence of physical cues and contradictory non-verbal communication, Internet-based communication can result in quicker attachments. Also, the context in which these chats take place, e.g. chat rooms, can increase the salience of shared social identities and downplay individual identities. All of this is mentioned to explain why some people (e.g. isolated, poor social skills) are more attracted to online communication. The problem contended by one author, is not excessive use, but 1) a preoccupation with the Internet and 2) use of and reliance on the Internet to manage mood. So what causes Internet Addiction? Sorry, there is no easy answer, but risk factors include deficient self-regulation and psychosocial problems.

The next chapter takes a stab at understanding the uses and gratifications sought through the Internet. The authors adds to an already rich picture by looking more closely at deficiencies in self-regulation and how failures in certain sub-processes can increase the likelihood of a habit developing. A compelling explanation of behavioral addiction similar to that in the psychological literature is suggested, whereby predisposing factors (psychosocial problems, deficient self-regulation) meet environmental cues (sight of PC, finishing work at 6pm) to strengthen a cycle of Internet use and atrophy of other desirable behaviors in regulating mood. Familiar treatment strategies are discussed with attention paid in parallel to the psychological processes being affected (deficient self-observation) and practical intervention (keeping an Internet use diary). Methods to weaken environmental cues are also described. Usable advice includes assessing and treating the myriad psychosocial stressors unrelated to Internet use as well as specific self-regulation processes thought to play a crucial role.

With the above themes repeated, the book turns its attention to some specific areas of Internet use and the unique problems they create. There is a specific chapter on Gaming, Gambling and Cybersex. The chapter on gaming (where we learn gamers might spend as long as 30-hours in a single session!) describes elements built into many games by developers (knowingly or not) that powerfully encourage repeated and continuous use. I would go so far as to argue that gamers are practically unwitting victims. For gamers, common threads of this book are applied, such as how repeated use is slowly encouraged by atrophy of other interests, reliance on online friends, use of game to regulate mood etc. The chapter devoted to gambling was by far the weakest in the book as nothing new was suggested to explain this problem area. There was little to no mention of gamblers fallacy, cognitive errors or other factors that increase the attractiveness of online gambling to certain people. (The main author co-authored 34 of the 56 citations!). The chapter on cybersex discusses online chat sites (x-rated), pornography, adult-themed dating sites, and special interest newsgroups. (There is no mention of sexting - sending/receiving explicit images by cell phone since sexting is a relatively new phenomenon.) Citing research, they seek to explore why people experience more sexual disinhibition online compared to the real world and factors to assess when clients present for treatment. The chapter is strong on assessment but weak on treatment since it lacks an overall model for the problem behavior and assumes clients are highly motivated. Important points are raised such as adults' use of chatrooms in childrens games for the purpose of grooming.

Subsequent chapters look towards the nature of addiction and treatment principles. Throughout the handbook, the authors seem to struggle with the word 'addiction' and fitting the online behaviors to the traditional (and in my opinion, ultimately unhelpful) model of addiction to substances like heroin. Without tolerance and cravings, is it an addiction? Is a 14-yr old adolescent, irritated because his mom through away his iPhone 5, actually showing cravings? This debate and preoccupation with carefully matching modern observations with the 1970's heroin addict distracts us from understanding the problematic behavior. Thankfully, this book doesn't dwell on it much. A model of Problem Internet Use (PIU) is proposed which goes PIU > dopamine rush > pleasure > guilt/shame > desire to regulate mood > PIU. After all the factors discussed in the book, it seems odd to end with such a narrow and (in my opinion, poor) model for addiction. However, the preceding chapters are so inspiring, that you will already have dozens of targets for intervention in mind. Risk factors unique to Internet addiction are identified and discussed. Embedded in this discussion is the simple fact that parents buy these devices for their children but have no idea how they become abused. A chapter devoted to treatment, specifically group psychotherapy is described which focussed on coping skills and strengthening ties to real-world relationships and goals.

To sum up, an excellent state of knowlege on Internet addiction that will appeal to clinicians with and without a lot of IT skills seeking to understand the nature of the problem. It is much stronger on "evaluation" than "treatment" but still suggests several clinically and intuitively appealing targets for intervention. It does not force any one model of addiction, nor endorse that word, but simply takes this new field in a direction that makes a lot of sense.