‘Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness


Posted in Scary by on October 2nd, 2012

So you thought your Internet habits were just a bit of harmless, time-consuming fun. Well, the international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition. Psychologists believe that Internet addiction should be categorized like other addiction disorders as it has similar symptoms, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal.

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