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

Kahraman O. , Demirci E.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.60, ss.529-534, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ped.13573
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.529-534


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.