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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 95-99

Guidelines for prevention and treatment of internet addiction in adolescents during home quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic


1 National Institute on Drug Dependence and Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Dependence, Peking University, Beijing, China
2 Peking University Sixth Hospital, Peking University Institute of Mental Health, NHC Key Laboratory of Mental Health (Peking University), National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders (Peking University Sixth Hospital), Beijing, China
3 Department of Psychiatry, the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Mental Health Institute of Hebei Medical University, Brain Aging and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Shijiazhuang, China
4 Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
5 China Youth Psychological Development Base, Beijing, China
6 Division of Alcohol and Addiction Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
7 National Institute on Drug Dependence and Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Dependence, Peking University; Peking University Sixth Hospital, Peking University Institute of Mental Health, NHC Key Laboratory of Mental Health (Peking University), National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders (Peking University Sixth Hospital), Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Jie Shi
National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University, 38 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191
China
Lin Lu
Peking University Sixth Hospital, 51 Huayuan Bei Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_36_20

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens physical and mental health of adolescents worldwide and has caused increased risks of dependence and addiction on Internet use during home quarantine. Internet addiction has become an important issue in mental healthcare and its prevention and treatment is of great significance for the development of adolescents. We have gathered leading experts in China and developed this guideline to provide references and suggestions to prevent and treat Internet addiction in adolescents during home quarantine and help them get through the pandemic.


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