Postponed Event - iDisorder: The Emerging Trend of Tech Addiction among Generation Z

Please note: this event has been postponed and a new date is forthcoming.

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iDisorder, also known as Internet Addiction Disorder or Tech Addiction, is on the rise globally, further heightened by COVID-19.  Estimates suggest that on average 6% of the world’s population is addicted to the Internet. Some studies report an increase in Internet dependency by as much as 23% (7.38%) among young adults since the pandemic began.

While iDisorder has yet to be classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the World Health Organization in 2018 formally recognized the severity of the problem by classifying gaming disorder as a mental health condition. Its prevalence is of significant concern among Generation Z because of the way they have been acculturated to technology since infancy. With many still in their adolescent years, neuroscience is now showing evidence of a similar neurochemical response that occurs in other types of addiction such as substance use and gambling. There are increasing numbers of adolescents, young adults, and their families seeking treatment for this disorder, such that centers solely devoted to tech addiction are opening globally to address the need.

Grounded in current research, this presentation will review the characteristics of iDisorder, the effects it has on Generation Z, and recommended interventions to promote a healthy relationship between technology and this population.

Presenter: Jamie S. Mitus, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, LCPC



Tuesday, July 21, 2020





Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


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