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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2006;49(3):223-230.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2006.49.3.223   
Cognitive and Group Treatment of Internet Addiction in Adolescents
Sung Kil Min, Yee Jin Shin, Seung Won Seo
Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, Korea. skmin518@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
A review of the literature and the authors' recent researches on the treatment of internet addiction among adolescents based on a cognitive behavioral approach suggest that most severely addicted adolescents have various co-morbid psychiatric problems and that the cognitive behavioral approach in a group setting is effective in the improvement of not only addictive behavior but also emotional and general behavioral problems including insight, depression, anxiety, and impulsiveness. Adolescents with internet addiction, especially who are severely affected, need a comprehensive psychiatric treatment of co-morbid problems and other behavioral problems.
Key Words: Internet addiction, Adolescents, Cognitive behavioral treatment, Group treatment


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