Special Issue "Internet and Smartphone Use-Related Addiction Health Problems: Treatment, Education and Research"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: addictive behaviours; behavioural addictions; general online addictive behaviours (e.g., internet addiction; problem mobile phone use); specific online addictive behaviours (e.g., gaming, social networking, cybersex); gender issues (e.g., female, male); lifespan issues (e.g., children, elderly); educational technology (e.g., educative innovations; higher education; online learning and teaching; ePortfolios); e-health (e.g., healthcare practices for behavioural addictions, mhealth, serious games)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The previous Special Issue "Internet and Mobile Phone Addiction: Health and Educational Effects" (2017-2018) was a successful achievement, which can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/internet_addiction. The second edition relies on recent developments in internet and smartphone use-related addiction health problems.
The focus will be in its treatment, education and research, as the Special Issue will collect papers that will cover one (or more) of the health problems under study or under the clinical scope.
First, we invite studies on how these problems are being diagnosed, the profiling of these patients, the usual comorbidity, treatments applied, and their prognosis. Second, we want to know how these problems could be tackled from an educational and preventive perspective, if any policy options have been applied and the consequences, if any educational intervention is undertaken, even as a preventive action, or on how education has developed on these health problems. Third, any research focused on the role of the internet in different fixed or mobile technologies is expected. However, the primary interest is in empirical papers and reviews or new theoretical developments are welcome, even if they are focussed on not formally recognised behavioural addictions (i.e., cybersex, online shopping). Other behavioural addictions where the technology has a role which is not primarily the most important (e.g., food addiction, exercise addiction) will also be considered. Thus, contributions should offer new knowledge about how these health problems are evolving worldwide.
Dr. Olatz Lopez-Fernandez
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- Internet addiction
- Mobile phone (or smartphone) addiction
- Internet use-related addiction health problems: Gaming, disordered social networking, cybersex, emotional dependence, online shopping, etc.
- Other behavioural addictions which use the technology as a complement: Food addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, etc.
- Diagnosis, dual pathology, comorbidity, treatments, psychotherapy, prognosis
- Public health, eHealth, mHealth, etc.
- Educational, intervention, prevention, psycho-sociological effects studies