Using Internet For More Than Normal Time Limit Can Make you Suffer from a Mental Health Disorder

InternetCan we call internet using as a mental health disorder? Its strange and quite confusing too. However, despite of so many different studies, there still exists a lot of controversy regarding this.

A lot of trouble has been shown in the recently revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V). It is all about Internet addiction, or formally, Internet Use Disorder (IUD). There are claims that very soon this disorder will be considered as a major mental health disorder. However, before proving it, a lot of additional study needs to be carried out.

It is important to discover that what symptoms of IUD are. In addition, treatment for those suffering from it is still unknown. So it is important to diagnose the same.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, the crafters of the DSM-V, similar to other addictions, Internet Use Disorder can also be considered posing some of the basic hallmarks of it.

Person suffering from this disorder generally loses interest in other activities. He or she experiences “preoccupation” with the internet, which we may recall as internet gaming. When it is not available, they feel withdrawal symptoms.

Their tolerance power increases; this means that they starve to spend more and more time on the internet to achieve the same “high”. All their attempts for quitting go in vain and they getaway dysphoric mood.