26 March 2008

Internet Addicts Should Be Considered Mentally Ill

Internet addiction should be considered a true mental illness, according to a recent editorial published in the prestigious American Journal of Psychiatry. Jerald Block MD says excessive online gaming, porn surfing along with e-mail and text messaging are signs of mental collapse and "merit inclusion" in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V).

Dr. Jerald Block's editorial on Internet addiction in the American Journal of Psychiatry is available online.

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