According to a small study released Wednesday – a type of short-term therapy could be an effective treatment for internet addiction.
Researchers found that 69.4-percent of men addicted to the internet entered remission if they received short-term cognitive behavioral therapy.
That’s compared to 23.9-percent of people who entered remission while being on a waitlist to receive therapy.
Researchers studied 143 men – it was published Wednesday in medical journal JAMA Psychiatry.
For this study, researchers used a definition of internet addiction, to include patients who were addicted to gaming, social networks, pornography, online surfing or general internet use.