Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. There is a range of behaviors that can be referred to as Internet addiction. Other terms for this addiction include Internet addiction disorder (IAD) and net addiction. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to online friends, in which Internet that allow them to meet, socialize, and exchange ideas through the use of chat rooms, social networking websites and virtual communities. On other hand Internet users spend endless hours researching topics of interest Online or blogging with regular chronicle of events. The categories of Internet addiction include mainly Sex, Relationships, Games, Information, and Social networking addiction.
Internet addiction topic is related to Psychiatry. Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that study diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatry Open Access journal invites researcher from around the globe working on Internet addiction, it is a global openaccess journal maintaining high standards of scientific excellence and its editorial board ensures a rapid peer review process.