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Are You Addicted To The Web?

March 25, 2008

Do you need the Internet, feel alone when you can’t text message, always wondering who’s on Instant Messenger? You may be diagnosed with…”Internet addiction”!!!!

Doctors are now pushing to include “Internet addiction” in the psychiatry’s official handbook of mental illness, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” being printed in 2012. Internet addiction is defined as excessive gaming, sexual pre-occupations, and email/ text messaging.

The latest researcher Dr. Jerald Block of the Oregon Health and Science University claims tech junkies “display a debilitating behavior, including drug-like cravings, withdrawal and constant need for more and better gear.”

Psychiatrists claim that “Internet addiction” could be affecting up to 10% of people today and will continue to grow. The highest age group facing this addiction is teenagers with the online gaming.