Author(s): Yuan K, Qin W, Liu Y, Tian J
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Abstract The Internet has so radically changed the way we conduct our lives for a long time. However, maladaptive use of the internet has resulted in impairment of the individual's psychological well-being, academic failure and reduced work performance. While not yet officially codified within a psychopathological framework, Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is growing both in prevalence and within the public consciousness as a potentially problematic condition with many parallels to existing recognized disorders. Neuroimaging is a noninvasive way to reveal altered regional cerebral activity and structural changes. As there has been a recent rise in IAD, here, we review some of the neuroimaging IAD studies and discuss these findings.
This article was published in Commun Integr Biol
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy