Current Studies on Technology-Related Addiction in Children and Adolescents

A special issue of Clinics and Practice (ISSN 2039-7283).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2024) | Viewed by 1829

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Dear Colleagues,

Technology-related addiction among children and adolescents is a severe public health problem around the world. The improper use or abuse of digital tools can affect children and adolescents' mental health. The use or abuse of Internet, social media apps, video games, or immersive TV series allows children and adolescents to perceive a distortion of reality and one's self-esteem and how children view themselves. One wonders if this reality can saturate human emotional needs through virtual experiences. As digital natives, however, they certainly lack the perception and understanding of the evolutionary stages of technology. Therefore, they interpret digital tools as an essential component of their daily experiences.

Still, we lack sufficient knowledge on the real impact of the excessive use of technology on self-confidence, life satisfaction, and emotional stability during pediatric ages. Therefore, we need to review the mental health needs of the younger population considering the customary use of new technologies and related addiction problems.

This Special Issue aims to gather research articles and reviews, regarding technology-related clinical diagnosis, control and treatment among children and adolescents.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Prof. Dr. Michele Roccella
Dr. Luigi Vetri
Guest Editors

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  • developmental science
  • digital technology
  • social media
  • internet addiction
  • digital natives
  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • pediatric population
  • internet gaming disorder
  • TV series
  • adolescents
  • psychosocial needs
  • mental health

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Use and Abuse of Digital Devices: Influencing Factors of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology
by Carola Costanza, Luigi Vetri, Marco Carotenuto and Michele Roccella
Clin. Pract. 2023, 13(6), 1331-1334; - 27 Oct 2023
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The impact of technology on human life is significant, touching various aspects such as communication, economy, education, medicine, industry, and even ecosystems [...] Full article
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