Skip to comments.Internet addiction linked to ADHD, depression in teens
Posted on 10/05/2009 2:36:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Some children and teens are more likely than their peers to become addicted to the Internet, and a new study suggests it's more likely to happen if kids are depressed, hostile, or have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or social phobia.
Although an Internet addiction is not an official diagnosis, signs of a potential problem include using the Internet so much for game playing or other purposes that it interferes with everyday life and decision-making ability. (The diagnosis is being considered for the 2012 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the "bible" of mental ailments published by the American Psychiatric Association).
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Many of these teens don’t have internet addiction and this whole ADHD and teenage depression thing pre-date the internet too.
LOL that is the same way I feel when I started working.
Pretty sad oh well...;D
ADD & ADHD and supposed teenage depression = 97% Bad behavior, lack of self-control and discipline; and in some cases a lack of maturity.
I think they need to take a good look at the music they listen to and the music videos. Teens heros are in Hollywood these days and Hollywood is full of losers. Teens think that they are going to be instant millionaires and American Idols. Many do not aspire to be anything more than a ‘gansta’. Family values are, for the most part, GONE, and this is by design.
They learn to memorize the answers to test for state funding in schools and cannot even tell time on a clock unless it is digital, cannot count change without a device to tell them the amount ...
We have a generation of degenerates that can barely write. What do you expect!
But as a 60 yr old, I think getting through high school and college (and doing it well) would be a whole lot more difficult with the massive diversions available today.
Especially for somebody like me who went to all male hs and college, LOL.
When are we going to talk about the adults addicted to their iPhone/Blackberry?