Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction

Internet addiction represents a behavioral addiction characterized by excessive and problematic internet usage, which can negatively impact daily life, relationships, work, and other activities. Individuals with internet addiction may struggle to regulate their impulses to go online, and could feel anxious, irritable, or restless when unable to access the internet. Physical symptoms such as eye strain, headaches, and poor posture may also arise.

Typical indicators of internet addiction include spending excessive time online, neglecting essential activities or responsibilities, dishonesty about the duration of internet use, experiencing restlessness or irritability when offline, and resorting to the internet to escape problems or alleviate feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression.

Treatment for internet addiction can involve individual or group therapy, alongside support from loved ones. Mindfulness-based approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other forms of talk therapy can also be beneficial. In some instances, medications might help manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, or impulse control that contribute to the addictive behavior.

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