Monday, June 6, 2011

Truth Revealed – Addiction to Internet can cause depression in teens

A recent study unveiled that all those teenagers who have been addicted to the WWW are greater than twice expected to get into depression as the ones who surf internet in much controlled manner. This study was printed in Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. Exactly 1,041 teenagers from Guangzhou a place in southeastern China filled and submitted a questionnaire in order to spot whether they utilized internet in a systemic way and they were then assessed for depression and anxiety.

The huge majority of teens, over 940, utilized the WWW normally, though 62 i.e. 6.2% were categorized as being reasonably pathological users of internet and 2 i.e. 0.2% were highly pathological internet users.
After nine months, the psychological states of the teens were re-examined and the examiners found that pupils who utilized Internet unreasonably and uncontrollably were around 2-1/2 times as much as normal internet users to go into depression.

Even at the time when the depression and anxiety of the teenager’s studies was developed into an equation, the internet- addicted teenagers were still 1-1/2 times likely to develop stress and depression during the 9th month of follow-up as compared to the teens that used the web in a proper controlled manner.
The results revealed that youth and teens who have been initially free of any kind of mental ailment but utilize the web pathologically can develop depression. Excessive internet use is recognized as “problematic behavior “along with symptoms and signs akin to those of any other form of addictions, based on the background info in the given study.

Other researches have un-wrapped that most often teenage boys like an addictive utilize the web, however authors even caution regarding the number of teenage girls who exhibit addictive behavior for internet is on the high rise.

In this study, entertainment has been unveiled to be the commonest use of WWW among the teenagers, whose average age is 15 years.

Researchers recommend screening teenagers at the time of high schools in order to identify the young people who are prone to risk for becoming Web addicts and probably get depressed due to their pathological (intoxicated) behavior.(

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