Thursday, March 27, 2008

Internet Addiction Worst Among Middle-Aged Women Who Stay At Home

I came across this article titled, "Internet addictions: A real medical menace?" It states:

  • Internet addiction...is becoming so common that at least one psychiatrist says it merits inclusion in psychiatry's official handbook of mental illness, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders."
  • ...But other doctors comment that Internet addiction, while it may be real, is too new of a condition and needs further study before being medically classified.

Of course I thought about us Baby Blog Addicts while reading the article and chuckled because they were talking about people waaaaay beyond us, right? Until I got to the part that said, "Recent studies are surprising, indicating the problem is worst not among game-obsessed teens, but rather among middle-aged women who stay at home, constantly on the computer as a way of connecting to the outside world."

I guess we need to feature a 12 step program soon!

7 comments:

Andria said...

I totally can see it!

Bickers Family said...

That can't be me right?!?! They can classify anything as a illness nowadays! LOL

Bridget said...

I could see it.... if it causes you to neglect your children... then again, I guess I could be considered a laundry addict too, since I forgot snack time b/c of it and just found my daughter munching on cereal that she pulled out all on her own while I'm shoving more and more laundry in the washer. lol. ;)

beth ewing said...

that makes me laugh so hard. i can see going to the doctor and telling him i need to see a specialist b/c i have internet addiction. i'm assuming he would laugh at that too.

Andy, Cherie, and Sarah said...

Well, I said it last year....

"I'm Cherie, and I'm a blog addict."

Actually, I don't neglect my family, only myself, as I usually get hooked in the wee hours of the night and then get too little sleep.

baby advice said...

I could see that happening!

Jenny said...

I would go crazy without the internet! As a stay at home mom living in a small town,it's a perfect way to connect with the outside world.