About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Internet Addiction: New Mental Health Disorder

by Sheela Philomena on October 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Font : A-A+

 Internet Addiction: New Mental Health Disorder

Internet addiction to be classified as mental illness, says study. According to the Herald Sun, 'internet-use disorder' will be included in the DSM-IV - the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - from May next year, the Daily Mail reported.

The diagnosis will include those who are addicted to their smartphones as well as using tablet computers or desktop machines.

Advertisement

Mike Kyrios from Swinburne University of Technology, who helped author the APS submission, told the publication that, once more research is invested in the disorder, it will allow health professionals to diagnose children with addictive behaviours from technology over-use, leading to the correct treatment.

"With kids, gaming is an obvious issue. But overall, technology use could be a potential problem," he said.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
Baldness can be Cured and Prevented: let us see How!
Drinking Beer or Wine Every Day Could Cause Age-related Diseases
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Adolescence Depression Anxiety Disorder Reiki-A Holistic Healing Method Flowers And What They Mean To Us Health Insurance - India Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Mental Health - Neurosis vs Psychosis Understanding the Role of Love in Mental Health Effect of Romantic Movies on a Child's Mental Health Emotional Healing 

Most Popular on Medindia

Noscaphene (Noscapine) Blood Pressure Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood - Sugar Chart Iron Intake Calculator Color Blindness Calculator Drug Interaction Checker Daily Calorie Requirements Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use