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CMAJ. Jun 15, 1996; 154(12): 1882–1883.
PMCID: PMC1487729

Internet addiction: a new disorder enters the medical lexicon.

Abstract

The latest consequence of the information age may be addiction to the Internet. A psychologist who has established the Centre for Online Addiction in the US says the disorder causes the same type of social problems as other established addictions. Michael OReilly went on line to find physicians interested in discussing potential problems posed by the Internet.

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