Friday, June 20, 2008

I Can Quit Whenever I Want To

According to an article in Britain's Telegraph, Internet addiction is a 'clinical disorder'
Obsessive internet use is a public health problem which is so serious it should be officially recognised as a clinical disorder, according to a leading psychiatrist.

Sufferers spend unhealthy amounts of time playing online games, viewing pornography or emailing.

They suffer four symptoms: They forget to eat and sleep; they need more advanced technology or more hours online as they develop 'resistance' to the pleasure given by their current system; if they are deprived of their computer, they experience genuine withdrawal symptoms; And in common with other addictions, the victims also begin to have more arguments, to suffer fatigue, to get lower marks in tests and to feel isolated from society..

Obviously, this doesn't apply to me, although I did find the article on the Internet while I was e-mailing some porn I found in an online game.

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