Internet addiction linked to ADHD and aggression

Posted on Sunday, Oct 11 2009 @ 05:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Taiwanese researchers discovered a link between Internet addiction and ADHD and increased hostility:
Researchers surveyed 2,293 seventh graders in Taiwan, noting 10.8% of them developed an internet addiction over time. Furthermore, the researchers discovered those found be addicted to the internet suffered from ADHD and increased hostility.

Boys are more likely to become addicted to the internet, though girls had a higher level of depression and social phobia.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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