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Comparison of Family Functioning, Personality Traits, and Attachment Styles in People with Internet Addiction and Healthy Controls

Ahmad Esmaili 1 and Lili Amirsardari 2 , *
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1 Department of Humanistic Science, Maragheh University, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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  • Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: October 2017, 8 (5); e12094
  • Published Online: October 28, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 25, 2017
  • Accepted: August 3, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/jjhr.12094

To Cite: Esmaili A, Amirsardari L. Comparison of Family Functioning, Personality Traits, and Attachment Styles in People with Internet Addiction and Healthy Controls, Jentashapir J Health Res. 2017 ; 8(5):e12094. doi: 10.5812/jjhr.12094.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusion
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