Internet use disorders: what's new and what's not?

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Internet use disorders: what's new and what's not? Journal of Behavioral Addictions. ISSN 2062-5871

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This commentary critiques the recent paper by Montag et al. (2019) and (i) argues that there are a number of issues that are presented as contemporary but have been discussed in the internet addiction literature for over 20 years, (ii) argues that generalized internet use disorder (IUD)/smartphone use disorder (SmUD) and specific IUD/SmUD may mean different things to different scholars, (iii) suggests that online activities that involve content creation often utilize nonmobile devices, and (iv) suggests that there are some potentially problematic online behaviors that are not included as major activities in the proposed in Montag et al.'s taxonomy of internet-related problematic behaviors.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Date: 2 October 2020
ISSN: 2062-5871
Rights: © 2020 The Author(s). Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https://, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Oct 2020 15:47
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:15

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