Treatment of Internet Addiction in Patient with Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Case Report

Author(s): Veruska Santos, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Anna Lucia Spear King

Journal Name: CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - CNS & Neurological Disorders

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Problematic Internet use is a worldwide social issue and it can be found in any age, social, educational, or economic range. In some countries like China and South Korea internet addiction (IA) is considered a public health condition and this governments support research, education and treatment. Internet addiction has been associated with others psychiatric disorders. Panic disorder (PD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are anxiety disorders that involve a lot of damages in patient’s life. We report a treatment of a patient with Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and internet addition involving pharmacotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was conducted 1 time per week during 10 weeks and results suggest that the treatment was an effective treatment for the anxiety and for the internet addiction.

Keywords: Cognitive behavioral therapy, internet addiction, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 25 February, 2015
Page: [341 - 344]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871527314666150225123532
Price: $65

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