Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2018

Pages :   3819-3825

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Correlation of Internet Addiction Disorder with Level of Stress and BDNF Gene (Val66Met) Polymorphism among Medical Students in Malaysia



Address:   Mohammad Ahmed Issa Al-Hatamleh1, Omar Mahmoud Al-Shajrawi1, Saif Ullah Khan2, Muhammad Ilyas Nadeem1, Nordin Bin Simbak1, Ahmad Zubaidi A. Latif1, Atif Amin Baig1*, Tengku Mohammad Ariff3*
1Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
2Factuly of Applied Social Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
3Institute for Community (Health) Development and Quality of Life (I-CODE), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00700.X

ABSTRACT:
Medical students who are suffering a stressful life have high chance to internet addiction disorder (IAD), as they spend most of their time inappropriately on the internet. Medical students are assumed to be among the most exposed group in any community towards stress. Deferent factors effect on level of stress, variant of BDNF gene may thus play a key role in genetic predispositions to stress. This review article hypothesised that there is a correlation between IAD, level of stress, and BDNF gene (Met66Val) polymorphism; medical students with high levels of stress and IAD may carry BDNF met-allele. This review article aimed to create researcher's interest further to generate a future database that helps in the academics and education about disadvantages and distress of IAD, besides emphasising the empowerment of balanced life among medical students in Malaysia besides the increasing level of health and academic performance.
KEYWORDS:
Internet addiction, Stress, Oxidative stress, Medical students, BDNF.
Cite:
Mohammad Ahmed Issa Al-Hatamleh, Omar Mahmoud Al-Shajrawi, Saif Ullah Khan, Muhammad Ilyas Nadeem, Nordin Bin Simbak, Ahmad Zubaidi A. Latif, Atif Amin Baig, Tengku Mohammad Ariff. Correlation of Internet Addiction Disorder with Level of Stress and BDNF Gene (Val66Met) Polymorphism among Medical Students in Malaysia. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(9): 3819-3825.
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