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Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
  • M. H. Christensen
  • M. H. Orzack
  • Lynn M. Babington, Fairfield University
  • C. A. Patsdaughter
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract
Computer addiction is a newly recognized problem. While controversy exists about whether computer addiction should be considered a primary psychiatric disorder, clinicians are treating increasing numbers of clients experiencing problems caused by excessive computer use. Case studies are provided that include typical histories and symptoms. Behavioral cognitive therapy is discussed as a treatment approach. The stages of change theory is recommended as a strategy to help clients plan and implement change.
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Published Citation
Christensen M.H., Orzack M.H., Babington L.M., & Patsoaughter C.A. (2001). Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 39(3), 40-47.
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Citation Information
M. H. Christensen, M. H. Orzack, Lynn M. Babington and C. A. Patsdaughter. "Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center" Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services Vol. 39 Iss. 3 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynn_babington/6/