APA 6th Edition Mihajlov, M. i Vejmelka, L. (2017). INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS. Psychiatria Danubina, 29 (3), 260-272. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260
MLA 8th Edition Mihajlov, Martin i Lucija Vejmelka. "INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 29, br. 3, 2017, str. 260-272. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260. Citirano 16.01.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Mihajlov, Martin i Lucija Vejmelka. "INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS." Psychiatria Danubina 29, br. 3 (2017): 260-272. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260
Harvard Mihajlov, M., i Vejmelka, L. (2017). 'INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS', Psychiatria Danubina, 29(3), str. 260-272. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260
Vancouver Mihajlov M, Vejmelka L. INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS. Psychiatria Danubina [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 16.01.2021.];29(3):260-272. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260
IEEE M. Mihajlov i L. Vejmelka, "INTERNET ADDICTION: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS", Psychiatria Danubina, vol.29, br. 3, str. 260-272, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.24869/psyd.2017.260
Sažetak Easy access to communication and information technologies has increased our dependence on technology for various aspects of
our lives. Nevertheless, this remarkable growth of Internet Usage has been inextricably paired with a rise of excessive and
dysfunctional Internet use. Conceptualized around 1996, a few years after the inception of the World Wide Web, Internet addiction
has developed into a global issue influencing varying segments of the population at different levels. Despite heated debates on its
addictive nature, consensus is emerging regarding the existence of this problematic behavior.
In this paper we provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on Internet addiction in last 20 years. Purpose of this paper
is to present crucial findings on Internet addiction to health profession.
Besides numerous benefits of Internet use, the virtual environment brings various risks in every age group. The Internet is very
significant in the everyday activities of children and youth and professional interventions with this age group should be specific
considering their developmental characteristics. Exposure to online risks can have long-lasting and intense negative effects. Effective
programs in prevention and treatment should include a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach. Detail review of the
symptomatology, diagnosis model an possibilities of treatment can be multiple beneficial to the health professionals and other
helping professions due to actual needs for interventions in the field of the internet addiction treatment.
Internet addiction is slowly becoming a societal concern as it particularly affects adolescents and children, who are more
exposed and consequently more vulnerable. Findings presented in the paper can benefit in practice of treatment internet addiction
and also as framework for further researches in the field.