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October 18th, 2006, 11:20 AM #1New Study - Internet Addiction: Where It's A Problem
I knew it was possible to be addicted to ABW....but the internet as a whole? I did not know anything else was out there!
Is spending too much time online a prevalent and damaging condition, or simply a bad habit among a select few? Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have taken an important step toward resolving the debate over whether compulsive use of the Internet merits a medical diagnosis.
In a first-of-its-kind, telephone-based study, the researchers found that more than one out of eight Americans exhibited at least one possible sign of problematic Internet use. The findings follow results from previous, less rigorous studies that found a significant number of the population could be suffering from some form of Internet addiction.
"Our telephone survey suggests that potential markers of problematic Internet use are present in a sizeable portion of the population," the researchers noted in their paper, which appears in the October issue of CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine.
Does this sound like any of you?
October 18th, 2006, 12:36 PM #2
when I was a teenager I spend bout 3-5hour a day on the weekday while 5-12 hour on the weekend.. so what do you think?
October 18th, 2006, 12:47 PM #3
October 18th, 2006, 01:01 PM #4
When I was a teenager, my parents grounded me by taking away my 14.4 Zoom modem. Luckily, I knew where they hid it, so when they went out for dinner, I was able to jump back onto my BBS boards...
October 18th, 2006, 01:12 PM #5
I'm not addicted!
- 13.7 percent (more than one out of eight respondents) found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time
- 12.4 percent stayed online longer than intended very often or often
- 12.3 percent had seen a need to cut back on Internet use at some point
- 8.7 percent attempted to conceal non-essential Internet use from family, friends and employers
- 8.2 percent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative mood
- 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive Internet use
October 18th, 2006, 01:15 PM #6Originally Posted by MichaelColey
October 18th, 2006, 01:16 PM #7
Plus, all those addicts are potential customers. One in eight is a good start, but we need more!
October 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM #8Are there any gateway drugs to internet addiction? XBoxes maybe?
They keep me away from the internet too much!!
Thanks to them, I'm only online 10 hours/day instead of all 16 waking hours!
October 18th, 2006, 02:00 PM #9Originally Posted by MichaelColey
LOVE IT!!!!Joseph Lilly
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October 18th, 2006, 02:43 PM #10Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
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