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Signs and Symptoms of Internet Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Internet Addiction

US Mental Health resource Psycom has detailed the signs and symptoms of internet addiction.

‘Just because you use the Internet a lot — watch a lot of YouTube videos, shop online frequently, or like to check social media — does not mean you suffer from Internet Addiction Disorder. The trouble comes when these activities start to interfere with your daily life.

In general, Internet Addiction Disorder is subdivided into varying categories. The most commonly identified categories of Internet Addiction include gaming, social networking, email, blogging, online shopping, and inappropriate Internet pornography use’

Psycom has gone on to detail both the physical and emotional symptoms of an internet addiction. These may include:

  • Depression
  • Dishonesty
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of Euphoria when using the Computer
  • Inability to Prioritize or Keep Schedules
  • Isolation
  • No Sense of Time
  • Defensiveness
  • Avoidance of Work
  • Agitation
  • Mood Swings
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Boredom with Routine Tasks
  • Procrastination

Physical symptoms of Internet Addiction Disorder may include:

  • Backache
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Poor Nutrition (failing to eat or eating in excessively to avoid being away from the computer)
  • Poor Personal Hygiene (e.g., not bathing to stay online)
  • Neck Pain
  • Dry Eyes and other Vision Problems
  • Weight Gain or Loss

For the full article, visit https://www.psycom.net/iadcriteria.html

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