08 August 2010

CN - Effect of Pathological Use of the Internet on Adolescent Mental Health

(Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
by Lawrence T. Lam, PhD; Zi-Wen Peng, MSc. Results suggested that young people who are initially free of mental health problems but use the Internet pathologically could develop depression as a consequence. These results have direct implications for the prevention of mental illness in young people, particularly in developing countries.