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Windows 7: Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness

07 Oct 2012   #1
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 
Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness

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Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use disorder’ is set to be added to the list of mental illnesses in the worldwide psychiatric manual. Kids are identified as being especially at risk.
The international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition.
Digital Age overload:
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07 Oct 2012   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

At first it sounds somewhat far-fetched, but the more you think about it, if one is prone to addictions, that person could become addicted to pretty much anything, including any kind of technology. Sad but true.
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13 Oct 2012   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Count me in.
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13 Oct 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, now I have a good excuse for always being on the computer. I have a mental disorder, and can't help it.
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13 Oct 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, now I have a good excuse for always being on the computer. I have a mental disorder, and can't help it.
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13 Oct 2012   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, now I have a good excuse for always being on the computer. I have a mental disorder, and can't help it.
X2
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13 Oct 2012   #7
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Does this mean I'm mental?
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13 Oct 2012   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I could have told them that for free years ago.
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13 Oct 2012   #9
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Now that is just ridiculous. These mental guys can't include every single thing as a mental illness. Why don't they also put there that every person who takes a shower every day is also insane? How many sick people already...
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