Web Addiction Could Become An Official Disorder

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Researchers are now proposing that excessive web surfing be classified as a disorder. The article points out that diagnosis and treatment of such a "disorder" could have a huge impact on business. What other disorder is actually a requirement of some jobs? You don't have jobs where you need to drink all day, but you do have jobs that require you to be online all day. I'm certainly not a psychologist, but I find it hard to believe that internet addiction is a separate classification all on its own, rather than an indication that something else is wrong.
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    Aaron Anderson, 6 Aug 2003 @ 2:10pm

    I have this disorder.

    It's hard to not click on that little blue e. I just want a little more information. I want to know what's cool, what's new, what's happening. I click on it when I should be doing other things. I am not addicted to anything, I am not depressed - far from it, and I live an otherwise normal life. But I am online more than is healthy. You can call it what you want, but for me, addiction is a pretty damn good word.

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