Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Can I Get Meds For This?

Internet addiction is a psychiatric disorder - health - 02 April 2008 - New Scientist


  1. I'm sure you could get meds for it. But you'd probably have to order them online, which seems counter productive.

  2. I'm calling Fark on this article. What they're basically telling us is that people who spend most of their time gaming online are social misfits. Does this really come as a surprise to anyone?

  3. Agreed.

    Not to mention the fact that if one is persistently in touch and interacting with others on-line, that should constitute actual social relationships. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the sudden loss of access to friends and social activities would cause anger and depression.

    If you locked a traditionally socially active person in their house and said they couldn't leave or call or maybe even watch television, then I'm sure anger and depression would be noticed.

    Of course, for them it would be normal reactions and not mental illness.