• MOUNIKA MANDLA Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • BALAJI GARUGU Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • SHASHANKA VUNNAM Consultant Psychiatrist Deaddiction Department, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • VAIDYANATH GOTTUMUKKULA Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India



Internet, Medical students, Addiction, Anxiety, Prevalence


Objective: To study the prevalence of Internet Addiction among Medical undergraduates and Interns and exploration of its association with anxiety disorders.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional survey conducted among 540 undergraduate medical students and 93 Interns at Government Medical College, Ananthapuramu. Young’s Internet Addiction Test and Zung’s self-rated Anxiety scale were applied to measure Internet addiction and Anxiety, respectively.

Results: From the results, it was 36.3% of subjects had Internet Addiction, of which 2% had severe Internet Addiction. Anxiety prevalence was about 19.14 %, of which 16.8% had mild to moderate anxiety symptoms and 2.34% had severe anxiety. There was a significant association between Internet Addiction and Anxiety (p<0.0001). There is a negative correlation between the year of study and Internet Addiction (p<0.018).

Conclusion: Internet addiction was found among medical students and there was a significant association between Internet addiction and Anxiety among participants.


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How to Cite

MANDLA, M., B. GARUGU, S. VUNNAM, and V. GOTTUMUKKULA. “INTERNET ADDICTION AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ANXIETY IN MEDICAL UNDERGRADUATES–A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2023, pp. 59-62, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2023v15i1.2076.



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