The Relationship between Depression and Internet Addiction among University Students in Jordan
Received Date: Aug 31, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 04, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 11, 2017
This study examined the effects and the connection between Internet addiction and developing depression, stress, anxiety, and psychological symptoms among university students. Participants were 4388 university students from JUST University in Jordan. In this study, the English version of Davis's OCS and the DASS; to isolate and identify aspects of emotional disturbance, were used. By measuring correlation analysis, internet addiction was found completely associated with depression, stress, and anxiety. The analysis of the study results suggests that the association of the two conditions is multifaceted, and shows the effect of Internet addiction in developing other psychological symptoms. All the studies agreed that Internet addiction or the depression increases the risk of both complications whether they were mental disorders or addictive disorders. In view of the negative implications of the co-morbidity of depression and Internet addiction, the suggestion that all clinically relevant cases of depression related to addition on websites and other types of social media networks found in the community should be treated seems logical. However, new studies seem mandatory to document the safety of antidepressant use and the efficacy of treatment of depression in cases of co-morbidity.
Keywords: Depression; Internet addiction; Stress; Anxiety
Citation: Rabadi L, Ajlouni M, Masannat S, Bataineh S, Batarseh G, et al. (2017) The Relationship between Depression and Internet Addiction among University Students in Jordan. J Addict Res Ther 8: 349. Doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000349
Copyright: © 2017 Rabadi L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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