Internet addiction

Women more likely to become internet addicts

"A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, which we get for the lovely penmanship and nothing else, has revealed that women are more likely to get hooked on the internet.

The study found evidence of a new genetic variant which makes people less likely to stay away from their computers and the link tends to occur in women a bit more frequently than in men. The same variation is found in persons with other forms of addiction, including nicotine addiction, loneliness and depression.

Internet addiction changes your brain

"Internet addition effects the brain in the same way as alcohol, and cocaine addiction, according to a new study. Researchers in China scanned the brains of 17 adolescents diagnosed with "internet addiction disorder" who had been referred to the Shanghai Mental Health Centre, and compared the results with scans from 16 of their mates. The results showed impairment of white matter fibres in the brain connecting regions involved in emotional processing, attention, decision making and cognitive control.

Computer Addict Jailed

"Played 22 hours a day and beat his wife An Italian bloke who was so addicted to playing online computer games has been jailed after beating up his life for telling him to stop. According to Italian press reports, the bloke who has been identified as “Nino C,” hails from Canegrate and spent 20 hours a day playing an online roleplaying game. It got so bad that he started to lose jobs and then, when his wife tried to keep him away from the PC, he started beating her up." | more

Generalized Trolling Compulsion is a Mental Disorder

ROFL!, "Generalized Trolling Compulsion, Comments Derangement Syndrome, Fanboy Disorder, and Acute Screen/life Confusion..." These are just a few of possible Internet related Mental Disorders.

U.S. students suffering from Internet addiction

American college students are hooked on cellphones, social media and the Internet and showing symptoms similar to drug and alcohol addictions, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Maryland who asked 200 students to give up all media for one full day found that after 24 hours many showed signs of withdrawal, craving and anxiety along with an inability to function well without their media and social links.

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