The ravages of webophilia

Excessive Internet use could be classified as a psychiatric disorder.

Excessive Internet use that harms personal relationships or affects work performance could be classified as a new psychiatric disorder that could effect businesses, researchers at University of Florida said.

In the journal “Depression and Anxiety,” UF psychiatrists propose criteria for establishing a disorder marked by extreme Web surfing, e-mailing or other online time.

In another article, researchers warned of MOUSE: More than intended time spent online; Other responsibilities neglected; Unsuccessful attempts to cut down; Significant relationships discord; Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online.

Bloggers are high risk. I may have MOUE already.

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