Internet Addiction could signal other problems in students.

Of the 254 freshman at McMaster University in Ontario who used a tool called the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) 33 students met the criteria for Internet addiction and 107 for problematic internet use.

Dr Michael Van Ameringen a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at McMaster found that these students had more trouble handling their daily routines and had higher rates of depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention.

Dr. Jan Buitelaar, professor of psychiatry at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center has said: “Excessive use of the internet is an understudied phenomenon that may disguise mild or severe psychopathology; excessive use of the internet may be strongly linked to compulsive behavior and addiction”.

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