Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Treatment focuses

As Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) is still not formally recognised in the DSM-V, (although its inclusion is to be considered for the next edition in 2013), extensive empirical research into the compulsion is still limited, and as result its treatment is as yet unformalised and unstructured. Across the countries that have established programmes to deal with the growing problem, the therapy focuses vary from involvement in household chores, group therapy and regaining social interaction, to corporal punishment.