Swiss Psychiatrists' Beliefs and Attitudes About Internet Addiction

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Title
Swiss Psychiatrists' Beliefs and Attitudes About Internet Addiction
Journal
Psychiatric Quarterly
Author(s)
Thorens Gabriel, Khazaal Yasser, Billieux Joël, Van der Linden Martial, Zullino Daniele
ISSN
0033-2720
1573-6709
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
80
Number
2
Pages
117-123
Language
english
Abstract
Aims To investigate the beliefs and attitudes of Swiss general psychiatrists
toward Internet addiction. Methods Ninety-fourth Swiss psychiatrists filled out a questionnaire at a conference of general psychiatry assessing their views on the concept of
Internet addiction, their evaluation methods and treatment procedures they use. Results A
cluster analysis revealed three groups: DISBELIEVERS (N = 20) rejected the concept of
Internet addiction and its importance, not considering it a real clinical problem and consequently not considering the existence of a specific treatment. The NOSOLOGY
BELIEVERS (N = 66) and NOSOLOGY/TREATMENT BELIEVERS (N = 8) assumed
that Internet addiction is a real problem. While NOSOLOGY/TREATMENT BELIEVERS
asserted the availability of effective treatment (mainly psychological), NOSOLOGY
BELIEVERS were less affirmative regarding treatment. Conclusion Thought the concept
of Internet addiction is largely acknowledged as a clinical reality by Swiss psychiatrists,
routine screening and treatment remain uncommon, mainly due to the belief that efficient
treatment is still lacking
Keywords
Internet, Addiction, Internet Addiction
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