Brain Abnormalities Linked to 'Internet Addiction'

Pauline Anderson
May 05, 2014

NEW YORK ― Mounting research points to the potentially devastating effects of Internet addiction, especially in adolescents.

A new literature review of 13 published articles showed that people with Internet addiction disorder (IAD), especially those addicted to Internet gaming, tend to have certain brain abnormalities.

The results were presented here at the American Psychiatric Association's 2014 Annual Meeting.