alexa The Hazard of Internet Addiction: A Warning Message from the 2014 Metro Attack in Taiwan
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The Hazard of Internet Addiction: A Warning Message from the 2014 Metro Attack in Taiwan

Ruu-Fen Tzang1,2,3*, Chuan-Hsin Chang4, Yue-Cune Chang5

1Department of Psychiatry, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

2Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management, Taipei, Taiwan

3Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan

4Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA

5Department of Mathematics, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author:
Ruu-Fen Tzang
Department of Psychiatry
Mackay Memorial Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]


The children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and co-occuring Conduct Disorder (CD) are predisposed to juvenile delinquency (Cohn et al., 2012; Mannuzza, Klein & Moulton, 2008), but none of previous reports have ever linked juvenile delinquency to internet addiction (IA). Internet addiction is defined as excessively using computer, communication, and consumer (3C) electronic product even appear withdrawal syndrome if such internet addicted behavior being stopped. IA recently has become quite common among adolescents. The published prevalence rates have ranged from 4-6% (Wartberg, Thomsen, Moll & Thomasius, 2014) in Germany to 13.5% (Wu et al., 2013) in China. Indeed, playing computer game, even on line, is not necessary to become IA. But quite of lot of adolescent is not only becoming impaired in their academic or daily life function also they developed as addiction problem

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