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Internet Use Disorder. As of the Spring, it's an official disorder!
03-01-2013, 06:00 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It will become an official disorder to be included in the upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), considered the bible of psychiatry.


Quote:"When these people come off-line, they suffer increased negative mood—just like people coming off illegal drugs like Ecstasy," says researcher Phil Reed of Swansea University in the UK. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/2...uTggw.dpuf

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/2...story.html

Quote:Some psychologists argue video game and internet-dependence share the characteristics of other addictions, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal symptoms if the gadgets are removed. The culprit, they argue, is dopamine; a brain chemical we produce when we see something that is new and stimulating or experience pleasure. We produce more when we drink alcohol, listen to music, have sex, or play a video game. We pump it out in a spurt if we have drugs such as cocaine. Research has shown it's related to arousal, addiction and reward. Hence, kids become aggressive, irritable and hostile when screens are turned off.


More info.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbe...e-disorder

Quote:For this study, 60 adults, average age about 24, took a battery of tests that examined their Internet use, their moods and feelings, including the potential for anxiety or depression, and even if they had some autistic traits.

All participants then used the Internet for 15 minutes. Immediately after, they again answered questionnaires to judge their mood and anxiety level.

Of the 60 people, 32 were deemed problematic and/or high Internet users and 28 were low Internet users.

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/...kick-drugs

Well, certainly more studies are needed because there are many reasons why individuals would turn to the internet, and not all of the reasons would be negative.
03-01-2013, 06:03 PM #2
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Quote:Research has shown it's related to arousal, addiction and reward.

Damn this is turning me on. chuckle.gif

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03-01-2013, 06:08 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Me too chuckle.gif

Damn straight I'm freaking the hell out when our forum goes down. panic.gif
03-01-2013, 06:13 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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13.gif There's always the getting aroused by going back to the old ways. chuckle.gif
03-01-2013, 06:14 PM #5
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yup.gif Word up.

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03-01-2013, 06:23 PM #6
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It's hard to reply typing with just one hand.


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03-01-2013, 06:29 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Amateur. 13.gif

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03-01-2013, 06:29 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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03-01-2013, 06:52 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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But for the upcoming generations, I wonder if human interaction will be similar to some online interaction?

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03-01-2013, 08:03 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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No I don't think so. Well I hope not.

Depends on your online persona to a great deal I guess.
03-01-2013, 08:07 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-01-2013, 08:03 PM)Octo Wrote:  No I don't think so. Well I hope not.

Depends on your online persona to a great deal I guess.


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I would think an 'anon' online persona would be very much different from a face-to-face persona. Or, is the real person coming out online because they are anon - or just their insecure or non-insecure sides?

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03-01-2013, 08:32 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't know. I don't have any desire to pretend to be someone else on the internets. I never had another online identity but Octo. And that's pretty much who I am.
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03-01-2013, 08:56 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Again, like everything, everything in moderation, but understanding the addiction is the key to disconnecting at will.




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