Title

Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

Computer addiction is a newly recognized problem. While controversy exists about whether computer addiction should be considered a primary psychiatric disorder, clinicians are treating increasing numbers of clients experiencing problems caused by excessive computer use. Case studies are provided that include typical histories and symptoms. Behavioral cognitive therapy is discussed as a treatment approach. The stages of change theory is recommended as a strategy to help clients plan and implement change.

Comments

Copyright 2001 Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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Publication Title

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Published Citation

Christensen M.H., Orzack M.H., Babington L.M., & Patsoaughter C.A. (2001). Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 39(3), 40-47.

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