Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Internet addiction as a comorbid condition among users with mild intellectual disability.

Sharma MK, Leeshma BK, Prasad K, Hamza MA, Tadpatrikar A, Thakur PC, Singh P.

Abstract

Background: Internet use provides the user with intellectual disability an opportunity for socialisation, entertainment, and knowledge. User with mild intellectual disability use internet more frequently during free time as well as for entertainment. The present case study is on the use of internet among users with mild intellectual disability. The users approached for management of addictive behaviour. Material and methods: Clinical interview, the Internet Addiction Test, the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire, and the Pornography Addiction Screening Tool were administered in individual setting. Results: The users found to have addictive use of internet, pornography, and game. It was associated with disturbance in their life style. Conclusions: It has implications for screening the addictive use of technology and their management among users with mild intellectual disability.

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