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Know The Major Signs And Symptoms Of Internet Addiction


Know The Major Signs And Symptoms Of Internet Addiction

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Like any other addiction, internet addiction is one of the fastest-growing problems in today’s generation. Today, people have unlimited access to the internet, affecting people’s mental and physical health, including teenagers. Throughout the process, the individual loses the sense of doing something and develops various illnesses. However, it is not a choice that people make, but it can be improved. Internet addiction can cause chronic relapsing brain diseases, leading to trauma, infection, stroke, and other health conditions. So, if you know someone suffering from an internet addiction disorder, it is the ideal time to consult with the doctor.

There are numerous symptoms of Internet addiction, which are as follow:



Ø  Psychological Symptoms 

  • Using the internet to change the mood can lead to anxiety, depression, irritability, restlessness, and other mental problems.
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Inability to understand
  • Not able to concentrate
  • Trouble living in reality

Ø  Behavioral Symptoms

  • Not indulging in activities you earlier enjoyed
  • Spending most of the time online
  • Lying about spending time on the internet
  • Anger problems

Ø  Physical Symptoms

  • Digestive issues
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss
  • Change in physical appearance
  • Poor hygiene
  • Body aches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dry eyes
  • Lack of sleep
  • Poor nutrition

Social Symptoms

  • Isolated from friends
  • Distant interpersonal relationships
  • Difficulty in studying/ working
  • Not accepting the health condition of internet addiction

Causes Of Internet Addiction

Multiple reasons can trigger internet addiction in a human. Some of the listed causes are disturbed family relations, consistent mood swings, poor nutrition, mental health condition, spending maximum time online, and many more. All these reasons are one of the significant reasons for internet addiction in young children!

Other Co-Occurring Diseases

If someone suffers from internet addiction, there is a maximum chance the person is suffering from depression. Anxiety and depression are two related illnesses, which can lead to many other health complications. As per the studies conducted, people who suffer from internet addiction have five times higher issues with alcohol. Depression causes people to become isolated from friends and family and give birth to other diseases like personality disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, and many more.

However, there are various treatments available for treating alcohol addiction. It consists of various sessions with a professional internet addictions coach, studying your behavior and providing treatment accordingly. Nonetheless, it is essential to stay true to yourself and your doctor to see the maximum results!

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