Internet Addiction in India: Its Current Prevalence and Psychological and Complementary Treatment Techniques

Author(s): Namra Aziz*, Ankita Wal, Pranay Wal, Rupa Bhalla

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews
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Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 2020


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Background: In this technical era, undoubtedly, the internet has brought a great revolution worldwide. Smartphones and technology-mediated social networking sites have caused a drastic increase in internet usage in all age groups of people. This has caused internet captivity leading to its addiction.

Objective: The paper focussed on the mediators and predictors of internet addiction in India in all age groups of people. Its long-term solutions, i.e. psychological and complementary treatments were focussed that work on personal level rather than disease level.

Methods: An extensive literature review was done on the prevalence of the internet and its psychological and complementary treatment. The possible non-pharmacological treatment, specifically cognitive behaviour treatment, art and music therapy, internet fasting and cosmic medicine were focussed on its efficient improvement in one’s health.

Conclusion: As evident from our study, internet addiction is one of the growing challenges of health complications in all age groups of people. The mainly discussed psychological and complementary treatments of internet addiction have ample opportunity of seeking betterment with healthy social and mental well being.

Keywords: Internet addiction, social networking sites, meditation, cognitive behavioural treatment, cosmic medicine.

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