Is Internet Addiction a Real Medical Menace?

Question by ? allan y: is internet addiction a real medical menace?

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Answer by giga b
no. its just affecting ur eyes. that’s all

Answer by Joe Moe 66
You just read this article on Yahoo two minutes ago and copied it. Is that the best you can do? A) Yes, internet can be addictive, you are a living proof; and B) Yes, you’re a menace.

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12 Responses to Is Internet Addiction a Real Medical Menace?

  • jhon 101 says:

    i seriously know i am addicted. and it is a problem. like right now. i am supposed to be doing school.

  • Kate says:

    Some docters compare being addicted to the computer just like addicted to drugs.

    Takes over your life, starts destroying your relationships, and when it’s taken away from you-you go through a withdrawl period.

    but I don’t think anything serious health-wise happens to you besides getting paler, and some radiation from your computer, lol.

  • Pam H says:

    As compared to cancer, no. An addiction is rather a self-inflicted thing. People can be so weak. It is disgusting.

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  • dcrc93 says:

    yes i think it could be

  • shawnmfan61096 says:

    I read an article on Yahoo! a few minutes ago. It says stuff about Internet addictions. You might want to read it.

  • mickel says:

    Alcohol, drugs, food, sex, and even shopping are all candidates for medical treatment and are recognized as genuine mental disorders, so what about the Internet? Internet addiction -defined as “excessive gaming, sexual pre-occupations, and email/text messaging” – is becoming so common that at least one psychiatrist says it merits inclusion in psychiatry’s official handbook of mental illness, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”

    Dr. Jerald Block of the Oregon Health and Science University is the latest voice pushing for this inclusion, noting that tech junkies display genuinely debilitating behavior, including drug-like cravings, withdrawal, and a constant need for more and better gear – just like a substance addict might exhibit.

    But other doctors comment that Internet addiction, while it may be real, is too new of a condition and needs further study before being medically classified. There might be something to this: No one wants people being medicated or institutionalized if they aren’t genuinely ill.

    The “Manual of Mental Disorders” won’t be published again until 2012, but an early draft will arrive for public comment in 2009. Meanwhile, mind docs say the problem is growing, now possibly affecting up to 10 percent of Internet users. Recent studies are surprising, indicating the problem is worst not among game-obsessed teens, but rather among middle-aged women who stay at home, constantly on the computer as a way of connecting to the outside world.

    Is computer use (or computer downtime) causing a problem in your life? If so, you might be an addict. But you’ll have to wait a few more years to find out for sure.

  • Aref H4 says:

    There will come a time when computers are so advanced you go into chatrooms, and you can actually see the beauties there, and one click and the computer replicates the girl in flesh and bones before you.

    That’s the time it can be called addiction, and I for one would love to be an addict.

  • dave i am says:

    Yes, it’s an addiction non the less, and it interferes with the function of the brain

  • oragon daa? says:

    before the dawn of WWW , they also said that Two-way radio net addiction is a medical and social menace.
    They always treat people as irresponsible as what they conceive they were. Radio enthusiast then, would spend hours and hours just to establish a real QSL,QRL, QTQ , 10-4, 10-88, 10-78 etc…

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  • Buwisit says:

    You tell us.

  • maxine says:

    i think they have discovered some kind of muscle deformity in the fingers (hands) due to too much computer work. also there’s its effect on our backbone that’s why they now sell these expensive ergonomic chairs. and obviously, there’s its effects on our eyesight.

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