Trapped in the Web: The Psychopathology of Cyberspace

Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation Winter 2009 , Volume 2 , Issue 4 © Virtual Real i ty Medical Institute

Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation Winter 2009 , Volume 2 , Issue 4 © Virtual Real i ty Medical Institute

TRAPPED IN THE WEB: THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CYBERSPACE

Tonino Cantelmi and Massimo Talli

In this review the authors, after an initial description of the “Internet phenomenon,” particularly of the psychological and psychopathological risks related to its use, propose to the reader a series of works on this theme developed during recent years. In this review many interesting aspects are discussed such as the problem of defining the syndrome and the possible diagnostic criteria, the explanatory models proposed by various authors and possible therapy options to treat the syndrome.

 

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