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An article in The Ottawa Citizen cites an editorial on the subject in the March issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry by Dr. Jerald Block, a psychiatrist at Oregon Health and Science University.
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Another set of symptoms typically accompanying online addiction, Block writes, includes argumentative behavior, lying, social isolation, and fatigue. He also notes that Internet addiction typically accompanies other types of mental illness, argues that it should be included in psychiatry's official dictionary of mental illnesses, and points out that it already is considered a serious public health issue in South Korea and China.
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Awesome governement check here I come?

Are they nuts?
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To be honest I understand where all these negative opinions of the internet come from. Back when I was a kid I most certainly didn't waste away my younger years infront of a monitor for how many hours a day.
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Well when you have guys in china croaking after a couple days straight, there obviously is a problem.
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Its not the net thats a mental illness, its simply an efficient medium to bring out mental illnesses that are already there. Its either the net or drugs...
    
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Its not the net thats a mental illness, its simply an efficient medium to bring out mental illnesses that are already there. Its either the net or drugs...
True, I think they are saying that addiction to the net is just as much a disease as drug addiction, but yeh, there usually is something underneath it all.
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To be honest I understand where all these negative opinions of the internet come from. Back when I was a kid I most certainly didn't waste away my younger years infront of a monitor for how many hours a day.
same,I didn't actually start using a computer until I was 24.
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same,I didn't actually start using a computer until I was 24.

o.O ..... I really started to use the comp when i was in grade 6 hmmm.... 12 years old T_T

edit - however i was always MORE physically active than all my friends so i think it cancled
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o.O ..... I really started to use the comp when i was in grade 6 hmmm.... 12 years old T_T

edit - however i was always MORE physically active than all my friends so i think it cancled
LOL...at 12?!??!

Well, I am more into computers than all of my friends, and I am the only one that can hold a girl friend...so, I guess I am too!

If being addicted to the net is a mental illness, I should be getting a government stipend right now. I can't go to class before I check my mail and the recent OCN news articles!
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LOL...at 12?!??!

Well, I am more into computers than all of my friends, and I am the only one that can hold a girl friend...so, I guess I am too!

If being addicted to the net is a mental illness, I should be getting a government stipend right now. I can't go to class before I check my mail and the recent OCN news articles!

Agreed !!!!

We are in the computer age.. gotta be into tech or your going to fall behind.. this world is just moving to fast these days !
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