Are you a webaholic?????

TweetyBird
By TweetyBird

Internet addictions: A real medical menace?

Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:20PM EDT

Alcohol, drugs, food, sex, and even shopping are all candidates for medical treatment and are recognized as genuine mental disorders, so what about the Internet? Internet addiction -defined as "excessive gaming, sexual pre-occupations, and email/text messaging" - is becoming so common that at least one psychiatrist says it merits inclusion in psychiatry's official handbook of mental illness, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders."

Dr. Jerald Block of the Oregon Health and Science University is the latest voice pushing for this inclusion, noting that tech junkies display genuinely debilitating behavior, including drug-like cravings, withdrawal, and a constant need for more and better gear - just like a substance addict might exhibit.

But other doctors comment that Internet addiction, while it may be real, is too new of a condition and needs further study before being medically classified. There might be something to this: No one wants people being medicated or institutionalized if they aren't genuinely ill.

The "Manual of Mental Disorders" won't be published again until 2012, but an early draft will arrive for public comment in 2009. Meanwhile, mind docs say the problem is growing, now possibly affecting up to 10 percent of Internet users. Recent studies are surprising, indicating the problem is worst not among game-obsessed teens, but rather among middle-aged women who stay at home, constantly on the computer as a way of connecting to the outside world.

Is computer use (or computer downtime) causing a problem in your life? If so, you might be an addict. But you'll have to wait a few more years to find out for sure.

POLL: How many hours a day are you on the Net? 

 

I found this on Yahoo News.  LOL - I admit it, I'm a webaholic!

By thexonic• 14 years 3 months ago.
thexonic

lol yea doctor will smith :P 

 

It's always the small things that make big differences.

 

"Be Like a Flower, Which gives off it's fragrance even to the hand that crushes it"--- Imam Ali (A.S)

By jassKat• 14 years 3 months ago.
jassKat

 

I know this Doctor!! Small world :D

 

tra la la

By novita77• 14 years 3 months ago.
novita77

nite guys ... bed time for me. See you all tomorrow ...

By harsha• 14 years 3 months ago.
harsha

I am definitelty a webaholic... i cant live without d net.. coz it keeps me so busy in my free time.. :P

By novita77• 14 years 3 months ago.
novita77

i know Nadt ... i am proudly driving around with the stickers on my car now ... and yet i havent spot any other sticker yet on the road. I wonder how many out there.

 

you still need to get your mug somehow...  

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

well im sure qatari wouldnt want you leaving this site....he gave you a mug and sticker to validate your addiction..well all of our addiction to QL....

By novita77• 14 years 3 months ago.
novita77

lol Nadt ... i knew somebody gonna say that. Yes i have a web problem. Qatari will have a hard time trying to get rid of me from the site lol.

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

"applause" for Novi....1st step is acknowleding you have a problem.....

By thexonic• 14 years 3 months ago.
thexonic

I'm addicted to web since 1997... yea i do consider myself a webholic. 

 

It's always the small things that make big differences.

By novita77• 14 years 3 months ago.
novita77

hi ... my name is novita77 ... and i am QLholic ....

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

lol..you might be right about that..

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

lol

 Besides I don't think english women go for bearded fanatics these days! Or i'll have to pull out my guns and start knocking on a few doors.

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

PH your slave..your  funny...of course thats what he was doing, I was joking

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

   yes i m   if u want to unlock ur iphone pm me or call 5125244 .  

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

nadt! How could you suggest by my slave would be doing other then working hard to bring home the halal bacon?

 

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

i cant control my time and log in

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

you guys a real webaholics if you are kicking your men out of the house for the net..lol...

I agree with Vegas..Who said men are boring? Maybe they are bored with you being webaholics. Are they really working late at the office(j/K)

By raindrops• 14 years 3 months ago.
raindrops

hahaha  PH... high five, i just love hanging out with my laptop

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

lol raindrops I do that one too.. ha ha ha

 

good number 5

 

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By raindrops• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
raindrops

5) tell him it's ok if he couldn't come home early frm work, let him takes as much time as he wants in the office.. 

By Vegas• 14 years 3 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience...

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

LOL my husband would be impressed PH. As it appears I love the computer more then him these days!

 

Its not my fault men are boring!

 

Steps,... mmm

 

 

1.) Admit you have an addiction over the net

2.) Throw out all other material that would distract you from the pc.. (that includes the kids)

3.) buy masking tape to cover hubbies mouth when he complains you use the computer too much

4.) Try to get a bit of work done and just say it took longer then expected!

5.)

 

mmm any more you can think of guys?

 

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I am never at my desk but in summer I will have no options but sit for hours

 

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
nadt

PH..hey why dont you start the the twelve step program......when you come back that is...

By TweetyBird• 14 years 3 months ago.
TweetyBird

oh man - Tweety is hanging her head in shame.  You have a lot more than 200 points !!  LOL  But you are often busy organizing all those social events which is mostly done on line through QL. 

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

lol nadt that was great!

 

honey i'm going to my web addiction class! I'll be back in about an hour.

 

Goes to the computer and has 10 applications all the while chatting in their web addict class.

 

lol

very funny

 

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By DaRuDe• 14 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

 

can you check my points plz, coz of QL i have left every other site and am stuck on this site always from home from office and other offices

 

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By TweetyBird• 14 years 3 months ago.
TweetyBird

Darude - I will have you know that I am on the net constantly and on QL a lot more than what my posting shows!!   LOL - actually I check QL quite a bit from work but try and behave myself with posting while there and in the evenings I log into QL as soon as I get a chance to sit and relax.  I'm just not a big poster but..........................  I'm getting better.  My points are now over 200 woohoo!!

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

definetly a Webaholic,  I was surfing BBS' before Internet in the 80's  - and it just evolved from there :)

By info_mts• 14 years 3 months ago.
info_mts

yes.. I am

By nadt• 14 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
nadt

So i guess in a few years when further research is done they will begin the twelve step program for webaholics Anonymus. They can even have special forums for people who can admit their addiction and get support (online hehe) ofcourse...

 

By princess habibah• 14 years 3 months ago.
princess habibah

mmmm

 

What was the symptons for web addiction again??

 

Maryum : Umm Hasan bint Abdullah Alshabrawishi

By DaRuDe• 14 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

 you weba maniac.

 concentrate on your art not web ok.

and tweety i can see how addicted you are by logging onto QL once a month. better go to souq heraaj and sell your pc lol 

 

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By TweetyBird• 14 years 3 months ago.
TweetyBird

Let's see how many can stand up and admit their addiciton?

By lipstick• 14 years 3 months ago.
lipstick

you bet i am, i cant live without my pda and mcbook.

By Afaque• 14 years 3 months ago.
Afaque

I am mostly online, but not necessarily in front of the computer. So i guess I am not a webaholic.

By DaRuDe• 14 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

 

i can just say i am a webaholic

am on this damn web since 1997.

i remember there used to be freetel a chat server. 

 

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