Teens with Internet addiction have impaired white matter structure

01/16/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the journal PLoS One showed impaired white matter structure among teens diagnosed with Internet addiction disorder. The fractional anisotropy of these teens were significantly lower in several areas of the brain compared with those without the disorder, researchers said. The findings were based on whole brain voxel-wise analysis of FA in 17 teens in the IAD group and 16 in the control group.

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