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What is Internet Addiction and what are the Symptoms of it?

Internet addiction is a behavioral addiction in which a person becomes dependent on use of the Internet, or other online devices, as a maladaptive way of coping with life’s stresses. Internet addiction is becoming widely recognized and acknowledged, particularly in countries where it is affecting large numbers of people, such as South Korea, where it has been declared a national health problem

According to the study, which we first saw on Motherboard, researchers estimate that 6% of the world’s population is addicted to the internet. The world’s population is roughly 7 billion people, so that makes for about 420 million people addicted to the internet. Importantly, not everyone in the world even has access to the internet. In fact, only 39% of the world does (The Recovery Village, 2020).

There are a lot of symptoms that show a person being an internet addict. The symptoms can either be emotional or physical. For emotional symptoms the basic ones include isolation, defensiveness for the use of internet and gadgets, depression, feeling euphoric when in front of Computer or any gadget and inability to keep a schedule. Physical symptoms include backaches or headaches, gain or loss of weight, sleep disturbances, blurred vision or any other vision problems and Carpal tunnel Syndrome.

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The Recovery Village. (2020). Retrieved from Internet Addiction Facts and Statistics:

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