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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Psychology" / 2017 № 4.


V.V. Titova

CYBER PATHOLOGY: RESULTS OF THE STUDY AND WAYS OF PREVENTION. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2017, no. 4.


UDC Index: 159.972

Date of publication: 22.12.2017

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The article discusses the main reasons and mechanisms of developing various types of dependence on cyber-pathology. The classification of psychopathological symptoms and syndromes is described, as well as the pathogenesis of addiction. Studying individual-personal peculiarities of students who have signs of the Internet-addiction, the author singles out those which characterize young people’s predisposition to form dependences (cyber-pathology). Approaches to prevention of cyber-pathology and the Internet- addiction development are offered, as well as the psychotherapy of their symptoms expression.

Key words

cyber-pathology, computer addiction, the Internet-addiction, game dependence, dependence on the smartphone

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