Tag: Internet addiction disorder
Excessive Web use can be debilitating and disruptive to everyday life
As the Web importance grows in day-to-day life, Internet addiction is becoming recognized as a legitimate and serious disorder. While the benefits of Facebook, email and other ways to connect with your community and friends are well-recognized, those suffering from Internet addiction disorder take a healthy activity and escalate it to abnormal levels.
Internet addiction has been recognized in many studies as a considerably harmful ailment.
Although Internet addiction does not have an official definition, it is a behavioral disorder where a person spends an excessive amount of time online. Those afflicted with the addiction seek the instant gratification of communication, video games, gambling and pornography, among other things, on the Web to the point that their behavior becomes obsessive and compulsive. Teenagers have been shown to be the demographic most affected by the disorder.