Remedy #39 Get Help Ending Your Internet Addiction to Treat Social Anxiety and Depression
Internet addiction, as you would think, is using the internet so much that it becomes harmful to your mental health. Why does it become detrimental? Well as the article below suggests, there is a cognitive-behavioral model of
problematic internet use. By this model, using the internet to
“regulate unpleasant moods, becoming attached to the social benefits
the internet provides, and perceiving more interpersonal control online
than offline” results in signs of
withdrawal when offline, therefore negative psychological and interpersonal effects. Research has identified potential contributors as depression and social anxiety disorder. Read More.