Saturday, January 26, 2013

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.