Navigation Links
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?
Date:1/12/2012

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A small Chinese study suggests that the brains of teenagers who are seemingly addicted to the Internet have abnormal "white matter," the biological insulation that surrounds the wiring between neurons.

It's not clear if this difference could cause Internet addiction or actually be caused by it. And the research doesn't point to a treatment or cure for Internet addiction, a controversial diagnosis that the mental health community hasn't universally accepted.

Still, the research makes sense because of the regions of the brain in question, said Jonathan Wallis, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the brain and is familiar with the new findings.

"The areas that they [the study authors] have pinpointed are ones that we already know are involved in addiction and compulsive behavior," he said. The differences in white matter in the subjects described as Internet addicts is "the kind of impairment that we'd expect to disrupt the normal function of those areas."

The existence of Internet addiction is a widely debated issue in the world of mental health, especially since the main handbook of psychological disorders -- the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- is undergoing revision. Among other things, specialists disagree over whether the condition is truly an addiction or fits into another category.

Internet addiction has been an especially hot topic in China, where researchers at Jiao Tong University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences launched the new study.

The researchers gave MRI brain scans to 17 adolescents who appeared to suffer from Internet addiction. Among other things, the teens said they were preoccupied with the Internet, had repeatedly tried to control their use without success, and felt restless, moody, depressed or
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests
2. Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart
3. How many lives could a soda tax save?
4. Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?
5. Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors Eyes?
6. Missed Naps Could Put Toddlers at Risk for Mood Disorders
7. The cost of disabilities could reach 77.2 percent of household income
8. Novel technique could help boost IVF success and reduce multiple pregnancies
9. Enzyme that flips switch on cells sugar cravings could be anti-cancer target
10. Pitt/Childrens Hospital team: Cell membrane proteins could provide targets for broader vaccines
11. Improving family consent in organ donation could save lives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The ... Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), ... Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2018” ... with an analysis and forecasting of the global ... identifies the driving and restraining factors for the ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study ... Scanning; 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image Reconstruction]: ... 2018)”, which analyzes and studies the major market ... Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific ... competitive landscape of the 3D imaging market, providing ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Athletes with a certain genetic ... concussions, according to research presented today at the American ... Meeting. The research marks the first of its kind ... known physical events that occur after a head injury. ... allele in the (GT)n genotype were four times more ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, MyDressCity.com, one of the most popular suppliers of ... its new range of elegant Quinceanera dresses . ... discounted prices. Worldwide clients can enjoy this special offer ... online shop, there are plenty of beautiful dresses for ... materials. MyDressCity.com’s hot items are prom gowns, bridesmaid gowns, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the ... examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up ... the brain, according to the results of four ... International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen. , ... to identify odors was significantly associated with loss ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Micronutrient Market Worth $6,474.6 Million by 2018 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Genetic Factors May Be Responsible for Slowing Concussion Recovery in Athletes 2Health News:Cheap Elegant Quinceanera Dresses Unveiled by MyDressCity.com 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7
... How your food is cooked may be as important to ... about a new class of toxins that might soon become// ... disorders as trans fats. ,This class of ... the body through the consumption of grilled, fried, or broiled ...
... model of infantile spasms, improving the likelihood of finding ... suffer from these catastrophic epilepsy seizures, according to research. ... epilepsy seizure seen in infancy and early childhood. The ... the body, arms, and legs. The seizures typically last ...
... experience great difficulties in prison, but people such as drug ... to a study in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. ... the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University ... of 111 prisoners in 12 prisons across the UK. ...
... of Medicine has helped confirm the reliability of a ... genetic makeup. ,The Stanford group was one ... genetic test can identify patients who are at high ... That means high-risk patients could be directed toward a ...
... has been a surge of teen suicides. In this space, ... lives in despair. However, this one is// different, and explains ... ,A teenage girl, called Ebony (name changed to protect ... to attempts of ending her life several times. She responded ...
... of pneumonia at the Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary-cum-zoo in Tripura, officials ... suffered from a bout of pneumonia as the state was ... ,"Inadequate sheds and enclosures in the zoo had ... open sky while it was raining heavily. The deaths occurred ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Food Preparation may Play a Bigger Role in Chronic Disease 2Health News:Food Preparation may Play a Bigger Role in Chronic Disease 3Health News:Food Preparation may Play a Bigger Role in Chronic Disease 4Health News:Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems 2Health News:Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems 3Health News:New Test Helps Identify Hepatitis C Patients at High Risk of Developing Cirrhosis 2Health News:New Test Helps Identify Hepatitis C Patients at High Risk of Developing Cirrhosis 3Health News:Dispirited Teens Work Up Team Spirit to End Their Lives 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Patient ... marketing and, consequently, organizations are turning to an ... As part of this evolving approach ... to educate, communicate and engage patients throughout their ... to patient empowerment. By mapping the patient journey ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Research and Markets ... Needles Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... hypodermic needle is a hollow needle commonly used with ... or to extract fluids from it. A hypodermic needle ... inject substances that cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles are ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... DUBLIN , July 11, 2014 ... the addition of the "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing ... at the highest CAGR of 6% and is ... report to their offering. ... for immunoprotein diagnostic testing has been segmented according ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2
Inquire...
Quick Release Holder for the 8000 Series Sliding Microtome. A simple to use hlder for wax cassettes. Accepts standard size wax cassettes (26 x 31 x 5mm). Can be specified instead of standard vice ...
Tilt Adapter for the 8000 Sliding Microtome to allow for orientation of the specimen....
... new SureCut M3500 Radial Microtome has a look ... and a range of functions and capabilities that ... Based on years of experience and knowledge but ... the SureCut M3500 Microtome will be the answer ...
Medicine Products: