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Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness
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.
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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