Cyberpsychology (also known as Internet psychology, web psychology, or digital psychology) is a developing field that encompasses all psychological phenomena associated with or affected by emerging technology. Cyber comes from the word cyberspace, the study of the operation of control and communication; psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour.
There are a number of books available in the field of cyberpsychology, but few study the psychiatric aspects, ie, dealing with mental health problems arising from the misuse of cyberspace, for example internet addiction, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cyberchondria, and revenge porn. This book is a guide to the diagnosis and management of such mental health issues.
Beginning with an overview of the structure and science of cyberspace, the next chapters discuss human development in the age of cyberspace and its impact on social structure and dynamics.
The following sections explore the various mental health problems, explaining their background, causes, treatment and prevention.
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone practising and training in mental health.
- Comprehensive guide to cyberpsychiatry for practising and trainee mental health professionals
- Covers many different issues including cyberbullying, cyberstalking and internet addiction
- In depth explanation of causes, treatment and prevention
- Discusses impact of cyberspace on human social structure and dynamics
Sudhir Bhave MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center Nagpur, Maharashtra, India