Background: Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is a rare neurological sleep disorder caused by the loss of neurons that produce hypocretin-a peptide that plays a crucial role in addictive behaviors. We aimed to compare, for the first time, levels of problematic online gaming, problematic social media use, and compulsive Internet use between NT1 patients and healthy controls (HC), and to evaluate the association between anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation with addictive online behaviors in NT1 patients. Methods: A total of 43 patients with NT1 and 86 sex- and age-matched HC participated in an online cross-sectional survey. Results: NT1 patients did not differ from HC in terms of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use but displayed higher levels of problematic online gaming compared to HC. Higher levels of emotion dysregulation were significantly associated with higher levels of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use, while none of the tested factors were associated with problematic online gaming. Conclusion: NT1 patients and HC had similar levels of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use, but NT1 patients showed higher levels of problematic online gaming. Emotion dysregulation might be an intervention target for reducing compulsive Internet use and problematic social media use.

Exploring Addictive Online Behaviors in Patients with Narcolepsy Type 1 / Varallo, Giorgia; Musetti, Alessandro; D’Anselmo, Anita; Gori, Alessio; Giusti, Emanuele Maria; Pizza, Fabio; Castelnuovo, Gianluca; Plazzi, Giuseppe; Franceschini, Christian. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:11(2022), pp. 2169.1-2169.13. [10.3390/healthcare10112169]

Exploring Addictive Online Behaviors in Patients with Narcolepsy Type 1

D’Anselmo, Anita;Gori, Alessio;Pizza, Fabio;Plazzi, Giuseppe
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2022

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Background: Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is a rare neurological sleep disorder caused by the loss of neurons that produce hypocretin-a peptide that plays a crucial role in addictive behaviors. We aimed to compare, for the first time, levels of problematic online gaming, problematic social media use, and compulsive Internet use between NT1 patients and healthy controls (HC), and to evaluate the association between anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation with addictive online behaviors in NT1 patients. Methods: A total of 43 patients with NT1 and 86 sex- and age-matched HC participated in an online cross-sectional survey. Results: NT1 patients did not differ from HC in terms of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use but displayed higher levels of problematic online gaming compared to HC. Higher levels of emotion dysregulation were significantly associated with higher levels of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use, while none of the tested factors were associated with problematic online gaming. Conclusion: NT1 patients and HC had similar levels of problematic social media use and compulsive Internet use, but NT1 patients showed higher levels of problematic online gaming. Emotion dysregulation might be an intervention target for reducing compulsive Internet use and problematic social media use.
2022
Exploring Addictive Online Behaviors in Patients with Narcolepsy Type 1 / Varallo, Giorgia; Musetti, Alessandro; D’Anselmo, Anita; Gori, Alessio; Giusti, Emanuele Maria; Pizza, Fabio; Castelnuovo, Gianluca; Plazzi, Giuseppe; Franceschini, Christian. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:11(2022), pp. 2169.1-2169.13. [10.3390/healthcare10112169]
Varallo, Giorgia; Musetti, Alessandro; D’Anselmo, Anita; Gori, Alessio; Giusti, Emanuele Maria; Pizza, Fabio; Castelnuovo, Gianluca; Plazzi, Giuseppe; Franceschini, Christian
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