Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dependence on the Internet

Dependence on the internet
Internet addiction (also called Internet addiction, cyberaddiction, use problematic Internet or UPI, disorder of addiction to Internet and TDI) would be a psychological disorder resulting in a compelling and obsessive need to use the Internet.
-Causes and symptoms alleged:
Computer addiction is characterized by all of the problems associated with the use of the computer tool that will have a negative and destructive effect on the user.
-Talking dependency to Internet when symptoms appear:
Alleged psychological symptoms
-the feeling of well-being and euphoria in Internet use
-the inability to stop using Internet
-the need to increase more and more Internet use time (the patient comes to get up at night to use Internet)
-the lack of time for family, friends, or other leisure;
-problems of attendance or performance at work or school
-lies to family or friends on the time spent on Internet;
-depression or irritability when the person is deprived of Internet.
Alleged physical symptoms:
-Dry eyes
-Migraine headaches
-Back pain
-Carpal tunnel syndrome:
-Meals irregular or stir-fried
-Poor personal hygiene
-Insomnia or changes in sleep cycle
Types of dependency:
There are several types of Internet addiction:
-dependency in relational character (e-mail, chat, discussion forum, blog, activities Social Web etc.);
-addiction to video games, especially in network games;
-the General dependency that does not focus on one type of sites or a particular activity.
-dependency information (resulting in this case by a dependence on information sites).

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