Disease

World Health Organization: Is Video Game Addiction a Disease?

Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/18/video-game-addiction-could-soon-recognised-official-disease/ My opinion: Alcoholism and drug addiction have long been considered to be diseases of some sort, stemming from genetic problems. The evidence has been lackluster, to say the least, and if it IS a disease, then we need to evaluate what exactly is causing it. My personal experience with Internet/gaming addiction, as well …

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The 5 Steps

The Five Stages of Internet Addiction Recovery

Internet addiction, which includes addiction to gaming, social media, online shopping, pornography, and web surfing does not happen overnight. The process takes years to unfold and months to fully realize. Likewise, those who expect a swift and linear recovery will be sorely disappointed. People who overcome their Internet addiction problems go through the 5 stages …

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Ace

“Life Skills:” The Cure for Internet Addiction

When people think of ways to “treat” Internet addiction, the first ideas that come to mind are “therapy” and counseling.” However, these are not the only options, and many people remain skeptical about whether or not the results will last in the long term. We examine what therapy and counseling do and follow up with …

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Questions and Answers

10 Common Questions (and Answers) on Internet Addiction

1. What is Internet Addiction? Internet addiction is a behavioral disorder where the user compulsively and excessively engages in one or more of the following activities: Posting or reading content on social media Playing video or computer games (Note: “Gaming addiction” is a closely related disorder that we consider as a “sub-category” of Internet addiction) …

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Comparing Drug Addiction to Internet Addiction

New post – https://truedigitaldetox.com/is-internet-addiction-the-new-drug-addiction/

Book

A Parent’s Guide on Daily Screen Time (for Children)

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) issued some guidelines on screen time back in October 2016. Their guidelines are summarized as such: No screen time before 18 months of age Ages 2 to 5: “High quality” screen time (e.g. educational TV as opposed to action cartoons) Ages 6 and above: “Proper regulation” of screen time …

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Economics Graphs

Behavioral Economics Behind Screen Addiction

Here we discuss the basic economic concepts of utility and preference. At the end of this article, I’ll propose some straightforward tips to keep Internet addiction at bay (especially if you suspect your kids are at risk). Utility is defined as the “welfare” or “happiness” one receives from consuming a product or engaging in some …

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Interesting Reads 3/7/2019

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/07/holly-richardson/ Addiction is the “disease of despair,” writes the author. Identifying the underlying or root causes, whether it be the lack of autonomy, the lack of real-life “validation,” the lack of meaning, etc. is critical for any long-term fix. https://www.kpcw.org/post/social-media-apps-and-gaming-changes-childrens-brains-not-so-good-ways Some points to consider from this doctor: Fewer than 5% of kids get the physical …

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