Internet Addiction is Officially a Mental Disease


Internet has become a part of the modern life. At the office, at home and even in the bedroom, a lot of people feel the need to always be connected to the internet. Be careful with this habit, you can be affected to internet addiction disease.

The International Encyclopedia of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) has included Internet addiction as a disease. This mental disorder is said to need further research.

Psychologists say that internet addiction symptoms are very similar to other addiction symptoms. It causes emotional depression, difficulty in concentrating, and cause apathy.

Someone who surfs the internet would much rather be in front of a computer screen, gadget or tablet rather than to meet face to face with other people. Sometimes Internet addiction could be deadly. Some time ago, an internet addicted person in Taiwan who spent time in front of a computer for 40 hours nonstop was found dead.

According to Genius Beauty, Australia is one of the first countries to recognize that Internet addiction is a disease. Local experts believe that the group most at risk include children, who are addicted to computer games.