Internet Addiction

You are at greater risk of Internet addiction:

  • If you suffer from anxiety. You may use the Internet to distract yourself from your worries and fears. An anxiety disorder like obsessive-compulsive disorder may also contribute to excessive email checking and compulsive Internet use.
  • If you are depressed. The Internet can be an escape from feelings of depression, but too much time online can make things worse. Internet addiction further contributes to isolation and loneliness.
  • If you have any other addictions. Many Internet addicts suffer from other addictions, mainly to drugs, alcohol, gambling, and sex.
  • If you lack social support. Internet addicts often use chat rooms, instant messaging, or online gaming as a safe way of establishing new relationships and more confidently relating to others.
  • If you’re a teenager, you might be wondering where you fit in and the Internet might feel more comfortable than real life friends.
  • If you are less mobile or socially active than you are used to. For example, you may be coping with a new disability that limits your ability to drive. Parenting very young children can make it hard to leave the house or connect with old friends.

One response to this post.

  1. after read this posting i realize that internet addiction is better than other addiction and its absolutly ME🙂 loves to stay longest front of monitor,addiction in such thing like internet,browsing,blogging *even been learning,chatting,playing on many social networking.internet for ever🙂

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