Am I addicted to the Internet?
Boy, this topic is one that I have been on for a while now. My youngest son was constantly in front of his computer or video screens and it began to affect his personality and eventually his health. I agree with Tony Dokoupil assessment of the effects of too much interaction through the Internet. It can become a compulsive excessive disorder (OCD), which my son has been diagnosed with. I truly believe that his constant preoccupation with the Internet and computer games has contributed to his malady. When we are constantly on the Internet we are disconnected from the realities of everyday life. We don’t have much social interaction with others in a personal and intimate way. When this is left unchecked, we start to become disconnected from others and society. “Reactive psychosis”, a form of temporary insanity, which Russell was diagnosed with, is something that probably millions more suffer with, but don’t realize it or won’t seek help. I really liked the article and I hope it will help others who need to break free from this problem.