The social interaction in the web society between the Internet disorder and the role of services for addictions

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Carmine Clemente
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/suppl. 2
Language English Pages 13 P. 84-96 File size 84 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2016-SU2007
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This article focuses on the new kinds of addiction "without substances", and specifically it deals with the Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). On the basis of a deep review of the research on this topic, the author warns against the potential medicalization of what could be a new communicative pattern. In fact, it is stressed that there is not enough evidence about social practices related to the web. A possible answer to this new phenomenon (the IAD) could come - paradoxically - from the web. Indeed, IAD could be treated by web-based interventions.

Keywords: Web society; new addiction; internet addiction; social interaction; services

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Carmine Clemente, The social interaction in the web society between the Internet disorder and the role of services for addictions in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" suppl. 2/2016, pp 84-96, DOI: 10.3280/SES2016-SU2007