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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Internet and Television Addiction

Internet overuse is excessive computer use ( more than eight hours daily ), that interferes with life. This addiction is said to be one of the extreme addictive disorders. The first group affected is the teenagers and the other are the above 50 group; those facing the 'empty nest' ( children leaving home) phase. Sufferers may experience loss of sleep and loss of work, and periods of deep depression. The fantasy world of the internet helps them to psychologically escape unpleasant feelings or stressful situations. The more depressed a person gets the more chances there are, that they might use internet or watch television for filling the void.
Television addiction becomes a problem when a person does not want to watch TV but experiences an uncontrollable impulse to start or continue watching; while other priorities might be suffering. The withdrawal symptoms come in form of anxiety; watching TV over long periods of time causes lack of motivation and feelings of listlessness, depressions, and anger.


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