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Publication Name World Journal of Psychiatry
Manuscript ID 46152
Country of Manuscript Source Italy
Specialty Psychiatry
Manuscript type Observational Study
Article Title Problematic Internet use in drugs addicts under treatment in public rehab centers
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Stefano Baroni, Donatella Marazziti, Federico Mucci, Elisa Diadema and Liliana Dell'Osso
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Funding Agency Grant Number
Regione Calabria (Italy)
Correspondence To Donatella Marazziti, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior Scientist, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa 56100, Italy. dmarazzi@psico.med.unipi.it
Keywords Internet; Problematic Internet use; Behavioral addictions; Drug abuse; Rehab centers
Core Tip This study investigated the characteristics of Internet use and problematic Internet use (PIU), in drug addicts through a specific questionnaire. The findings indicated that PIU is more common in subjects taking cocaine and cannabis rather than opioids or alcohol, who were also affected by pathological gambling. This suggests a favouring role of stimulant drugs towards behavioural addictions. The relationship between time spent online and body mass index indicates that Internet use might be one of the factors promoting weight gain and obesity. Prevention of addictions should take into consideration PIU that nowadays represents a worldwide epidemic.
Citation Baroni S, Marazziti D, Mucci F, Diadema E, Dell’Osso L. Problematic Internet use in drugs addicts under treatment in public rehab centers. World J Psychiatr 2019; 9(3): 55-64
Received
2019-01-30 03:51
Peer-Review Started
2019-01-31 10:52
To Make the First Decision
2019-03-13 09:19
Return for Revision
2019-03-14 07:09
Revised
2019-05-07 18:47
Second Decision
2019-05-10 08:22
Accepted by Journal Editor-in-Chief
Accepted by Company Editor-in-Chief
2019-05-14 14:27
Articles in Press
2019-05-14 14:27
Publication Fee Transferred
Edit the Manuscript by Language Editor
2019-05-20 18:11
Typeset the Manuscript
2019-06-05 23:54
ISSN 2220-3206 (online)
Open Access
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Assistant Editor Xiang Li
Science Editor Fang-Fang Ji (Quit in 2019)
Reviewer Code
Editorial Director Jin-Lei Wang
Journal Chief Editor
Company Chief Editor Li Ma
Language Editor Donna Fox
Electronic Editor Jie Wang
Responsible Electronic Editor Jie Wang
Responsible Science Editor Jin-Lei Wang
Proofing Editorial Director Jin-Lei Wang
Proofing Editor-in-Chief Lian-Sheng Ma
Full Article (PDF) WJP-9-55.pdf
Full Article (Word) WJP-9-55.docx
Manuscript File FP6858_de5_CE1MS-edit2.docx
Answering Reviewers 46152-Answering reviewers.pdf
Audio Core Tip 46152-Audio core tip.mp3
Biostatistics Review Certificate 46152-Biostatistics statement.pdf
Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form 46152-Conflict-of-interest statement.pdf
Copyright License Agreement 46152-Copyright license agreement.pdf
Approved Grant Application Form(s) or Funding Agency Copy of any Approval Document(s) 46152-Grant application form(s).pdf
Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s) 46152-Informed consent statement.pdf
Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document 46152-Institutional review board statement.pdf
Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate 46152-Language certificate.pdf
Supplementary Material 46152-Supplementary material.docx
Peer-review Report 46152-Peer-review(s).pdf
Scientific Misconduct Check 46152-Scientific misconduct check.pdf
Scientific Editor Work List 46152-Scientific editor work list.pdf