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Internet "Addiction" or Internet Compulsion?

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Ainsworth Williams

on 25 March 2014

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Transcript of Internet "Addiction" or Internet Compulsion?

Introduction
Internet addiction is when one prefers to use the Internet or surf the net over general health, social, and lifestyle needs.
Key Facts
Dependence vs Addiction

The DSM-IV included Internet-use disorder as a condition recommended for study in the May 2013 edition.

Kids are the most at risk.

Australia first to recognize problem and offer treatment.

China was first to brand as a disorder.
Types
Cyber Relationship Addiction

Net Compulsions

Information Overload

Online Gambling


Physical Symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dry eyes or strained vision

Back and Neck aches, severe headaches

Sleep Disturbances

Pronounced weight gain.
Internet "Addiction" or Internet Compulsion?
Opposition
Internet is a medium of communication.

People become addicted to substances and activities, not a medium.

Compared to language/radio waves

Compulsive and not Addictive

A bad habit. Non "life risking".
Statistics (Matrix Mode!!!)
Treatments
China, Korea, Taiwan, Australia ahead.

USA is late in opening treatment.

4 Beds

Technology Blackout

Military Camps
Mental effects
Salience

Mood Modification

Tolerance

Withdrawal symptoms

Relapse
Questions?
Sources
http://www.chabad4israel.org/tznius4israel/newdisorder.pdf

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/21/china-military-boot-camps-internet-addicted-kids/

http://www.collegediabetes.com/academic/technology-blackout/2014/

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1i6fug/serious_how_will_growing_up_with_phones_computers/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/07/health/internet-addiction-treatment-center/

http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/19/study-internet-addicts-suffer-withdrawal-symptoms-like-drug-users/

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm

http://mindhacks.com/2007/08/20/why-there-is-no-such-thing-as-internet-addiction/
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