Monday, March 24, 2008

I Can Take It or Leave It Alone

Internet addiction 'should be recognised as a clinical disorder', psychiatrist claims | the Daily Mail: "Internet addiction is a serious public health problem and should be officially recognised as a clinical disorder, a psychiatrist claims.

Dr Jerald Block says there are four main telltale symptoms which include: Losing all track of time or neglecting basics such as eating or sleeping; cravings and feelings of withdrawal, including anger, tension or depression, when a computer cannot be accessed; an increased need for better computer equipment and software; and negative effects such as arguments, lying, fatigue, social isolation and poor achievement."

6 comments:

Lonnie Cruse said...

So why aren't these researchers doing a study of the time spent on Free Cell and Spider Sol??? Huh??? Probably because they are too busy playing? For shame.

'Scuse me, I gotta go finish my game.

Oh, and hi, Bill, hope all is well on your end of the Internet.

Bill Crider said...

Spider Sol's too tough for me. Free Cell, on the other hand, . . .

Anonymous said...

Me too, Bill.

Jeff

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Spider Solitaire? The basic game is simple, the advanced ones impossible. But let's not get away from the topic here, which is Bill's desperate cry for help. He's a textbook blog addict and we're all enablers.

Bill Crider said...

Hey, I can quit anytime I want to.

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