Is Internet Addiction Disorder? Essay

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Internet addiction disorder, more commonly called problematic Internet use, refers to excessive computer use which interferes with daily life. Internet overuse, problematic computer use, or pathological computer use, problematic Internet use, or Internet addiction disorder. In the most recent version of the DSM-5, Internet Gaming Disorder is the latest term to describe this problem.
History
IAD was originally proposed as a disorder in a satirical hoax by Ivan Goldberg, M.D., in 1995, although some later researchers have taken his essay seriously. He used this term because it was a suitable fit to his parody. This idea he conjured was to demonstrate the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders handbook’s complexity and rigidity.The symptoms he included in this parody where important social or occupational activities that are given up or reduced because of the internet use”, “Fantasies or dreams about the internet” and “Voluntary or involuntary typing movements of the fingers.”
Dr. Goldberg himself has redefined I.A.D as a “Pathological Internet use Disorder” also known as to avoid confusing what he started as a joke to be thought of as an official diagnosed addiction-like addiction to Heroin. Dr. Goldberg mentioned that to receive medical attention or support for every behavior by putting it in to psychiatric nomenclature is ridiculous. Dr. Goldberg added if every over done behavior can be an addiction that would lead us to have support groups for individuals
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