Caught in the Web
More People Say Heavy Internet Use Is Disrupting Their Lives, and Medical Experts Are Paying Attention
The Web site for Orzack's center lists the following among the psychological symptoms of computer addiction:
? Having a sense of well-being or euphoria while at the computer.
? Craving more and more time at the computer.
? Neglect of family and friends.
? Feeling empty, depressed or irritable when not at the computer.
? Lying to employers and family about activities.
? Inability to stop the activity.
? Problems with school or job.
Physical symptoms listed include dry eyes, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, backaches, skipping meals, poor personal hygiene and sleep disturbances.