The Prevalence of Internet Addiction Among a Japanese Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic Sample With Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ryuhei So, Kazunori Makino, Masaki Fujiwara, Tomoya Hirota, Kozo Ohcho, Shin Ikeda, Shouko Tsubouchi, Masatoshi Inagaki

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Abstract

Extant literature suggests that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are risk factors for internet addiction (IA). The present cross-sectional study explored the prevalence of IA among 132 adolescents with ASD and/or ADHD in a Japanese psychiatric clinic using Young’s Internet Addiction Test. The prevalence of IA among adolescents with ASD alone, with ADHD alone and with comorbid ASD and ADHD were 10.8, 12.5, and 20.0%, respectively. Our results emphasize the clinical importance of screening and intervention for IA when mental health professionals see adolescents with ASD and/or ADHD in psychiatric services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217-2224
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume47
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

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Adolescent Psychiatry
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Internet
Cross-Sectional Studies
Psychiatry
Mental Health
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Keywords

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavioral addiction
  • Internet addiction

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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The Prevalence of Internet Addiction Among a Japanese Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic Sample With Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : A Cross-Sectional Study. / So, Ryuhei; Makino, Kazunori; Fujiwara, Masaki; Hirota, Tomoya; Ohcho, Kozo; Ikeda, Shin; Tsubouchi, Shouko; Inagaki, Masatoshi.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 7, 01.07.2017, p. 2217-2224.

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