Monday, March 17, 2008

"Time to recognize Web addiction as illness"

Following on from our guest speaker last class, an official psychiatry article, of interest to the tabloid The Vancouver Province, on internet adiction:
An editorial in this month's issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry says Internet addiction - including "excessive gaming, sexual preoccupations and email/text messaging" - is a common compulsive-impulsive disorder that should be added to psychiatry's official guidebook of mental disorders.

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