Navigation Links
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Date:12/3/2009

These compulsive users also feel depressed or anxious when not online

THURSDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Chinese adolescents found that teens who are addicted to the Internet are twice as likely to harm themselves as other teens.

The survey of 1,618 students aged 13 to 18 who were living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou in Guandong Province found that about 16 percent said they had harmed themselves in some way within the previous six months; 4.5 percent reported that they'd harmed themselves at least six times during that period.

Self-harm, as defined by the study, included hair pulling, hitting, deliberate burning and pinching.

The researchers, who reported their findings in the Dec. 3 issue of the journal Injury Prevention, noted that about 90 percent of the survey participants were normal users of the Internet, but about 10 percent were moderately addicted and 0.6 percent were severely addicted.

Addicted teens suffered from emotional problems such as depression and nervousness when they weren't online, but felt better when they returned to the Internet, the study authors explained in a news release from the journal's publisher. Addicted teens also fantasized about or were preoccupied by being online.

After adjusting their statistics to account for the potential influence of other factors, such as health problems, the researchers found that the Internet-addicted teens were twice as likely to have harmed themselves. When they did hurt themselves, they did so more seriously than other teens.

More information

Learn more about Internet addiction from the University of Texas at Dallas.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: BMJ Group, news release, Dec. 3, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NACDS Supports FDA Enforcement Against Rogue Internet Pharmacy Websites
2. Parents Worry About Their Kids Safety on the Internet
3. Using Cell Phones, Internet to Battle Eating Disorders
4. Quick Medical to Donate a Percentage of Internet Sales to Charity
5. Internet fuels virtual subculture for sex trade, study finds
6. ESC press statement : Cigarettes on sale on the internet
7. FDA Warns of Unapproved and Illegal H1N1 Drug Products Purchased Over the Internet
8. LTC Hotline Offers Competitive Long Term Care Insurance Quotes by Phone and Internet
9. Emerging Consensus to Create a Health Internet With Broad Consumer Engagement
10. Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction
11. Vertical Measures Announces its Version of Healthcare Reform by Giving Away 5K in Internet Marketing Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.wiredlifesolutions.com , “Computers are everywhere and they’re here to stay,” said ... Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America sponsored by Nature’s Tears® ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is pleased ... board election process has been in place since the RBMA was founded in 1968 ... FACHE, succeeds Jim Hamilton, MHA, CMM, FRBMA, as president. Dr. Dickerson the chief executive ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... KS (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... have typically been previously exposed to more adverse experiences than children in the ... experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect or other family challenges. While no fault ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... National Harbor, Md. (PRWEB) , ... April 28, ... ... Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) and College of Urgent Care Medicine will ... Momentum 2017 workshops, sessions and speakers will help those in the industry adapt ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... People are starting to accept ... a hearing aid doesn’t have the stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his hearing ... Greater Boston, in a NALA North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. “He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2017)... , April 26, 2017 Phoenix Marketing Solutions ... fifteenth year of fulfilling its mission of transforming science into ... highly scrutinized, Phoenix,s innovative approach supports ... community about the latest advances in science and medicine — ... was founded in 2002 by Tracy Doyle ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... Halo Labs announces the launch of a ... called the Horizon at PEGS 2017 in ... analyzes sub visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples to ... early as candidate selection and pre-formulation. Halo ... organization Elion Labs for system validation. "We ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Prospects: Addressing Production Complexities Through Risk Management and Quality ... ... and Market Prospects: Overcoming Production Complexities Through Risk Management ... the current trends in the global biosimilars market, with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: