Effect of internet addiction on psychomotor response and depression among adolescents

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Author Details : S Praisy, J Thanalakshmi*, A Sangeetha, K Mahesh Kumar, B Vijayalakshmi

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 288-291

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The study aims to establish a relationship between internet addiction and its effect on reaction time in
adolescents and to correlate the results with psychological disorders like depression and anxiety. This cross
sectional study was performed using validated questionnaires on Internet Addiction (IAT), Depression
and Anxiety (KADS-11) and Human Benchmark Reaction Time test. One hundred students within the
adolescent age group of 10-19 years old were selected randomly and were given the said questionnaires.
The reaction time of the study population was calculated using the Human Benchmark Reaction Time test.
Based on the IAT score, they were grouped into average internet user (n-50) and problematic internet user
(n-50). Reaction time was significantly (P<0> compared to the Average internet user (472.8245.28 msec). KDS score also showed significantly (P<0> higher in Problematic internet users. Association between the IAT score with reaction time and KDS score
showed a significant positive correlation (P<0> time and this in turn harms the day to day activities of adolescents and results in psychological disorders,
like depression and anxiety in near future.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Internet addiction, Psychological disorders, Reaction time.

How to cite : Praisy S, Thanalakshmi J, Sangeetha A, Kumar K M, Vijayalakshmi B , Effect of internet addiction on psychomotor response and depression among adolescents. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2020;7(3):288-291

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