Treatment of Internet Addiction

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Psychological treatment is currently provided in order to control the Internet addiction. This treatment has as its objective to identify the factors that trigger the addictive behaviour and act on these through improving the abilities of the individual (control of impulses, emotion management, stress coping strategies…).

The outcomes of the therapy are more positive if:

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The person with problems of addiction to the Internet is motivated and committed to the treatment.

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The people around them (relatives, partner, friends…) participate in the therapy.

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There is collaboration between the different professionals involved in the case.

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They work on the follow-up and prevention of relapses plan.

In some cases, it may be necessary to use drugs to control the accompanying physical or emotional symptoms, like anxiety or insomnia. 

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Substantiated information by:

Eva Varela

Published: 16 October 2019
Updated: 16 October 2019

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