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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Internet Addiction

A couple of weeks ago I posted on Internet Addiction in the DSM V?

Medicalize problems again. In an editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry Internet Addiction is proposed as a new diagnosis in DSM V. Now the American Journal of Psychiatry used to be a serious peer reviewed journal although some of us doubt this feature for a while now.

On Mind Hacks there is another post about this editorial.
Why we have to describe this as an addiction still completely baffles me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Worried about Dr Shock's self-knowledge...
- did I spot a flash of a multi-functional i-ph....?!