Symptoms of Internet Addiction

Signs & Symptoms of Computer & Internet/Gaming Addiction
Here is what to look for (3-4 yes responses suggest abuse; 5 or more suggest addiction)

• Increasing amounts of time spent on computer and internet activities

• Failed attempts to control behavior

• Heightened sense of euphoria while involved in computer and internet activities

• Craving more time on the computer and internet

• Neglecting friends and family

• Feeling restless when not engaged in the activity

• Being dishonest with others

• Computer use interfering with job/school performance

• Feeling guilty, ashamed, anxious, or depressed as a result of behavior

• Changes in sleep patterns

• Physical changes such as weight gain or loss, backaches, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome

• Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities

Developed by Dr. Hilarie Cash, PhD. of Internet and Computer Addiction Services.


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    Hi my name is MalverdeAl100 and i'm addicted to the internet

    Tell us your story MalverdeAl100 and maybe we can help you with your addiction.
    - EngieProductions March 9, 2011, 8:16 am
    Well first it started off with just porn lol and then sharenator and now facebook too. I lost my wife and kids, and now the only people i have are my cats but i think they just stay around because i feed them.
    - MalverdeAl100 March 9, 2011, 8:18 am
    It seems like you have the most common case of addiction. Luckily it hasn't gotten to stage 83 yet. I think you should go home and eat 14 bacon strips, by then everything will be better.
    - EngieProductions March 9, 2011, 8:26 am
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  • 2

    Some of those issues can be resolved.
    • Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities
    -Porn
    • Neglecting friends and family
    -Facebook
    • Computer use interfering with job/school performance
    -What if you work at an office or a computer programing facility hmm?
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    -use your coputer as an alarm clack.

    Just solved half your problems and typing this comment burnt some calories too,so keep your fat ass on the screen ok? Or ill come for you..
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    -TheComic aka TheComedian

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  • 2

    lol 3 i'm *internet abusive* :D

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  • 1

    i only had one but im definetly addicted to the internet

    hahah I had two. but I admit, I'm addicted.
    - bleedingxmascara March 10, 2011, 6:43 am
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  • 1

    I got seven of them...

    - bleedingxmascara March 21, 2011, 6:38 am
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  • 1

    Secret option E. All of the above.

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    This video is really very good to know more about internet addiction and the risk from this addiction. many people spend more time on Internet but they are aware of that they are addicted and when they are on the last stage of addiction it will become very hard to cure.
    http://www.controllingaddiction.net/articles/internet-addiction

    • ved123
    • February 9, 2012, 6:56 am
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