Internet addiction and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder: Effects of anxiety, depression and self-esteem

Kahraman O., Demirci E.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.60, no.6, pp.529-534, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.13573
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-534
  • Keywords: anxiety, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, depression, internet addiction, self-esteem, PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY, UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, CONDUCT DISORDER, SYMPTOMS, ADOLESCENTS, CHILDREN, ADHD, ASSOCIATION, GENDER
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Behavioral disinhibition, poor neurocognitive skills and immediate reward preference in children with ADHD have been suggested as risk factors for Internet addiction (IA). The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the relationship between IA and depression, anxiety, and self-esteem in adolescents with ADHD, and to identify the features of Internet use that predict IA.