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How do u cure internet addiction?

How do u cure internet addiction?

Indispensable addict: Internet addiction is a serious problem, which is being realized today, 20 years after it was introduced to households. Internet addiction can be hard to treat as internet is not dispensable in the same manner drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and gambling are. Cognitive behavioral therapy, individual & group counseling may be effective. Underlying depression, if present, should be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How can I avoid internet addiction?

How can I avoid internet addiction?

Avoid the internet: Which you don't seem to be doing right at present, since you are asking questions on it. Internet addiction, like other "process" addictions (gambling, sex) can represent underlying psychiatric issues, and the first step would be to see a mental health professional with interests in addictive disorders. In some people it is a manifestation of obsessive-compulsive traits, while in others addiction. ...Read more

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How do I cure an internet addiction?

How do I cure an internet addiction?

Psychiatric Evaluati: Consider the best treatment rather than ''cure'', as most likely an expert evaluation may reveal a range of circumstantial to complex & complicated causes. The approach should then be tailored to what lay behind the behavior. Approach this as you would any symptom that has gone beyond a reasonable time during which one's current health should have cured, if not clearly improved the sx. ...Read more

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How can I kick an internet addiction?

How can I kick an internet addiction?

Not sure if asking: About it on the internet is the best way to go. Internet "addiction" is not a single entity. In many people it is really a sexual addiction, searching out cybersex and pornography. Others it's gambling. Still, others it's creating multiple "personas" and pretending to be different people. Whatever, it's an escape from life, and a mental health professional can help find the cause and help treat it. ...Read more

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How can I beat my internet addiction?

How can I beat my internet addiction?

Treat any addiction: By increasing your motivation to change. Look at use pattern (keep a log), identify consequences, list reasons to change, rate motivation for each reason (0-10) & develop those 8+, build confidence by listing your personal successes overcoming challenges, describe benefits of change, set goals, develop a plan, measure progress, & work with supportive people & knowledgeable professionals. ...Read more

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How do you cure an internet addiction?

How do you cure an internet addiction?

Mutual support helps: You might consider checking out the mutual support groups that are available on the internet. An alcoholic who wants recovery, and is unable to leave the bar, may find another alcoholic in the bar who is looking for recovery, and together they may do what neither could do alone. ...Read more

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How should I treat internet addiction?

RX underlyingdisease: Most "process addictions" — gambling, overeating, sex addiction, internet addiction — are related to underlying anxiety disorders and/or depressive disorders. Some 12-step techniques work for some process addictions, such as gambling, but others, including internet addiction, are usually part of an obsessive-compulsive personality and the underlying disorders needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have internet addiction, what to do?

I have internet addiction, what to do?

RXunderlying disease: Most "process addictions" — gambling, overeating, sex addiction, internet addiction — are related to underlying anxiety disorders and/or depressive disorders. Some 12-step techniques work for some process addictions, such as gambling, but others, including internet addiction, are usually part of an obsessive-compulsive personality and the underlying disorders needs to be treated. See psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do about internet addiction?

What can I do about internet addiction?

Internet adiction: China has rehab centers for internet addicts. I do not know of such in the USA. Start a healthier life style (good cycle of eat-sleep-work-socializing-fitness schedule) and stick to it to gradually reduce internet time. Easier to say than do. ...Read more

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How can you stop an internet addiction?

How can you stop an internet addiction?

Get curious offline: It's an interesting question, because for most people going online is necessary for professional and/or social survival. If you feel uncomfortable with the amount of time you spend online, look at the biggest time wasters and restrict them. Reach out to someone in real life. Schedule activities where you can't go online. Figure out what really makes you feel fulfilled. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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What is an internet addiction? Is it real?

New phenomenon: Internet addiction can be used to describe some people who spend an excessive amount of time on line, are unable to limit the time they spend on the net, and have family or social problems as a result of the " addiction". Unlike drug or alcohol addiction, internet addiction may be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder in some people. In others, it could be a way of avoiding people/ socialization. ...Read more

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Help! How can I cure my internet addiction?

Help! How can I cure my internet addiction?

To break Internet : Addiction, try to take a break from the internet for a week or two, cold turkey. Plan some outings and meet with friends. If you can not stay away from going online, you will know you need additional help from a therapist. Let me know how it goes. ...Read more

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What can I do to beat an internet addiction?

What can I do to beat an internet addiction?

Please see the : Following websites and do not stop by websites that you are addicted to on the way there.
Netaddiction. Com
we help those who suffer from internet addiction. We provide education, assessment, counseling, and treatment for internet addicts and their families. www.treatment-centers.net/internet-addiction.html
internet addiction is characterized by compulsive use of the internet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of internet addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time on internet; without computer, is irritable, unhappy; time with computer instead of other responsibilities; there is no control over the habit; cont to do it despite consequences. I treat it with "physiological extinction". ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an internet addiction?

See how long: You can go without going online. If you have trouble taking a break you may be addicted. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an internet addiction?

How to know if I have an internet addiction?

As he asked this ?: On the internet. If you are online when you should be doing other things, if you are obsessed with always needing to be connected, if you have anxiety and a strong desire to be online when you aren't, it is likely you have a problem. Internet "addiction" is not one thing — it can be gambling problems, sexual issues, making new personalities in chat rooms and many other things. See a counselor. ...Read more

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What cure is available for internet addiction?

Addiction: Only effective way is to find a more rewarding activity and gradually increase it while gradually spending less time online. Hopefully the replacement is a healthy one. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an internet addiction?

What are the symptoms of an internet addiction?

Any addiction: Is hallmarked by a persistent, compulsive use of a "substance" despite negative consequences. In this case, negative consequences could be ignoring responsibilities, loss of a social life or even ignoring the basic things we all need such as adequate sleep, good nutrition and adequate exercise. ...Read more

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Where can I find help for my internet addiction?

Where can I find help for my internet addiction?

Mutual support helps: You might consider checking out the resources available, ironically enough, on the web, in various bulletin boards or chat rooms where internet addicts share their experience, strength and hope. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of internet addiction?

What are the common symptoms of internet addiction?

Internet addiction: Spending more hours online takes time away from other obligations, leads to change in sleep patterns, energy level, temperment & overall productivity. ...Read more

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How to stop my internet addiction from going mobile?

How to stop my internet addiction from going mobile?

Don't get an iPhone: If you truly have an "internet addiction" — meaning that you compulsively surf to the detriment of relationships, work, and real life — then getting a smartphone would be about as smart as an alcoholic getting a job as a bartender. ...Read more

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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an internet addiction disorder?

As he asked this ?: On the internet. If you are online when you should be doing other things, if you are obsessed with always needing to be connected, if you have anxiety and a strong desire to be online when you aren't, it is likely you have a problem. Internet "addiction" is not one thing — it can be gambling problems, sexual issues, making new personalities in chat rooms and many other things. See a counselor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can kick an internet addiction?

Hard to say but I: Don't think asking questions online is necessarily the way to stop. Internet addiction can be many things — being someone you are not in chatrooms, being multiple people, gossiping, looking for sexual release or partners, gambling, playing online computer games and many other things. It depends on which you have. There are programs treating these addictions now. A psychiatrist can help. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to deal with internet addiction?

The same steps as: With any addiction. Get the help and support that you need. 12 step meetings of any kind can show you the steps to recovery. Have an evaluation with an addiction specialist as well. ...Read more

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Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

It could: People who develop "behavioral" addictions such as internet are usually more prone to become addicted to other behaviors such as drug and alcohol or gambling even. Their brains get a "high" from the behavior, if one "high" is removed their brain looks for another "high" to replace it. Its called cross addiction. ...Read more

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How can internet addiction affect someone's social health?

Internet addiction: If you think about it, dealing with people and the outside world is all about only partially relating, and even then in an artificial environment. When addiction begins is when emotional and personal development stops, and that's when problems begin. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

Internet addiction: Keep in mind addictions serve the function of taking you away from important aspects of your life you probably don't feel successful at managing. It is a way of taking a mental vacation from the real problems in life. If this persists consult a mental health professional who can help you deal with your addiction and also help you uncover the real concerns in your life. Best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop my horrible internet addiction!?

Can you tell me how to stop my horrible internet addiction!?

Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Internet addiction would fall into this group. To use the internet less, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise, napping, reading, doing a mind stimulating game, having a conversation with a friend in person. ...Read more

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How can you argue that internet addiction is a real disorder?

It's controversial: There is a concept of "process addictions"-gambling, sex, internet (which can be both sex;gambling and other things), compulsive dangerous activity (adrenaline "junkies), which some people feel are an addictive disorders while others think it is a variation of an obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is argument about the line between bad habits and disorders, but there is no doubt folks need help. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Internet Addiction (Definition)

internet addiction can be a way to escape the realities of life, compare ourselves to others which can cause anxiety and out of possible boredom. When people spend hours of wasted time playing video games, etc., in my opinion it is an epidemic that can result in procrastination, insomnia, lateness and a ...Read more


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