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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Internet Use May be Qualified as Mental Illness

Internet Use May be Qualified as Mental Illness

Internet Use May be Qualified as Mental Illness

Added: Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
The researchers are investigating whether the so-called “Internet-use” disorder exists and whether it should appear in the worldwide psychiatric manual. The study suggested that children who are addicted to using electronic devices around the clock can be diagnosed by the psychiatrist as having a serious mental illness.

According to Professor of Psychology Mike Kyrios, the children addicted to gaming have an obvious problem with Internet use. However, the technology itself also poses a potential problem. The researchers claim that addiction to video games and Internet has the same characteristics as other addictions: people suffer emotional shutdown and lack of concentration when addicted to the Internet. Moreover, they show withdrawal symptoms when the gadgets they use to access the web are removed. Apparently, this will have a devastating impact for children and families, because it is often noticed that both social interaction and food can be neglected in favor of the Internet.

The decision to include “Internet use” disorder into the list of mental illnesses was taken by the Australian Psychological Society, which has a submission to the international manual (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The manual in question will be revised next May, and the new edition may include “Internet use” disorder as an illness recommended for further investigation.

For the United States it will mean that kids could be over-treated and even medicated for playing computer games for too long. Actually, it seems that any activity in the USA will soon involve expensive medication.

October 6th,2012

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Date:  Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Comments (22) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-10-06 16:40:09)
crazymichael avatardont know why there listening to an australian if youve been to prison over a silly thing like piracy you cant even go to australia and the US always want attention so no surprise there i can leave my ps3 anytime but when i do all i see is people chatting on fb or twitter nobody wants to talk on the phone or meet face to face anymore so why waste my time on those stupid sites half the people that add you are half way round the world your not gonna meet them so why talk to them

posted by (2012-10-06 16:55:19)
No avatarWhat a load of bollocks . Think the researchers need to research they're own sanity .

posted by (2012-10-06 17:01:41)
No avatarI agree I think it is a load of bollocks.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSunTurtle (2012-10-06 17:22:40)
dazpicable avatarAhha now that explains a lot eh Cat_Minister !!!!!!!!

posted by (2012-10-06 17:37:25)
rebornawareness avatarI'd say psychiatrists can do good sometimes as can a lawyer, politician police officer, or doctor, but on the whole as a society they're likely same as they rest mentioned above. Doing more harm then good and at the highest decision making levels, quite intentionally. At that level they'd worship money and satan and dream of the day the whole world is on drugs and under their control. Nwo etc. Do you think my comment is acurate?

posted by (2012-10-06 17:58:14)
No avatar"Internet Use May be Qualified as Mental Illness" just like in another comment I made, how does this Qualify as a "Professional" diagnosis?
this is coming out of the mouths of so called Pro's.
you could say this about almost anything, when riding a bike or reading a book.

posted by (2012-10-06 18:02:25)
No avataryeah bollocks...whatever that means!

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET lover (2012-10-06 18:19:55)
Nan1977asdl avatarexcessive use of anything like game or internet have a adverse effect on health both mental and physical. But without those living is impossible for many ppl-it turns into part of life now.So keeping limitation is necessary.

posted by (2012-10-06 19:06:02)
Quixis avatarif it wasn't for the internet most ppl would never know the truth about what happens in the world so guys stay informed , surf the net !

posted by (2012-10-06 19:17:28)
OpenMinder avatar@hsrunner: Let me return the favor of clarification (re: what one is "holdin'") in that bollocks is basically like "bull-shit" or "that's a load of crap" or "nonsense" for the British.

Funny word, bollocks.

posted by Blocked (2012-10-06 21:05:41)
menahunie avatarI think the term may be OCB - obsessive compulsive Behavior.
People can and do strange things in excess; so if someone spends allot of time on the internet; is that any different than billions sitting in front of the BOOB TOOB for hours each day have a mental illness?
Then God help all of us mentally ill on Football, Hockey, Soccer, GOLF, etc. seasons..

I think this shrink has been self medicating them selves..

posted by ET lover (2012-10-06 21:41:00)
firefoxsniper avatarbig medicine?! We got a pill for that we'll make billions

posted by ET lover (2012-10-06 21:43:15)
firefoxsniper avatarIf only we had something to get people hooked on and have to use every day we could make billions,voice in background I know atm machines ha ha it's alive

posted by (2012-10-06 22:05:44)
Rasax avatarExcessive research into bullshit subjects i also think is a mentaal illness both in those who conduct it aand those who pay for it wollah i am now just as good at talking shit as these guys where do i get my certificate so i too can be qualified to screw up peoples lives for a damn good hourly rate. Complete bollocks cannot believe they get paid for this should all get jobs on farms they clearly have a gift for shovelling shit.

posted by (2012-10-07 06:27:38)
ao1jmm avatarWhat a bunch of bullshit

posted by (2012-10-07 10:33:45)
AVATAR2012 avataryeh what a load of bollocks

posted by (2012-10-07 12:43:32)
chasnjas avatarIve come across a lot of mentally ill people on the internet,give them a voice and anonymity at the same time and they become nuts!

posted by (2012-10-07 23:42:20)
carlbandit avatarLawyer: Your honor, I know my client may look like any other, normal human being, sane and able to account for his own actions. But, if you direct your attention to his browsing history, you can clearly see, he once listened to Justin Bieber, I would like to push for my client being mentally ill, he should serve no more than 1 month in a low security prison

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2012-10-08 00:13:20)
razor1shrp avatarMental is as mental does the net is my meds.....

posted by (2012-10-08 15:49:47)
No avatarMaybe the governments of this world are scared of people finding out the truth , hence them coming out with bullshit research .

posted by (2012-10-08 17:49:35)
breakdown avatarlmfao this article made my day thanks sam , hell we might as well stop breathing stop working and stop eating stop taking a shit and stop drinking water and stop sozializing too ,might as well just f it all and go back to the caves in order to get rid of all of those godawful "addictions" , dont forget dat sex too no sex for you its addictive , seriously they really come up with all kinds of retarded shit nowadays just to make more money and more brainless zombies, it never seizes to amaze me xD

posted by (2012-10-22 16:32:53)
No avatarthis is proof that most so called "psychiatrists" have way too much free time on there hands and conduct false "studies" to find another reason to write out a prescription every month and fund the governments expenses more. This so called "psychiatrist" needs to be evaluated for retardation, because these are outlets in which childrens PARENTS should be monitoring, so if anyone should be questioned it's the parents. Limit your childs time spent on games/internet,encourage them to socialize with their friends f2f, encourage healthy physical activity. Lazy parents is only giving these QUACKS more of an excuse to falsely diagnose the general population for personal gain. Run your OWN life before someone does it for you.

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