Internet addiction a real disorder?
Dr. Arthur Caplan weighs in
- Duration 2:51
- Date Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Arthur Caplan weighs in
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If you spend too much time surfing the web doctors' -- diagnose you with a disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association is updating its so called Bible.
A very influential manual of died diagnosing mental disorders from depression to schizophrenia even anorexia.
Now some members of propose adding Internet addiction to the list.
But they say they're waiting for a more complete data -- to -- Meantime scientists in China say they've concluded that too much Internet use could indeed ultimately affect the structure of your brain.
-- -- doctor Arthur Caplan he's head of the division of medical ethics at New York university's -- on medical center.
Internet addiction disorder is this is -- real well he is -- Think about it -- if you have a person who says.
Mixed drink -- drink extreme that's addiction in other -- think he would do anything except head toward this.
Positive thing this rewarding thing for them delicious delicious thing maybe.
Next fix -- I don't think too many of -- do their Blackberry -- that we can usually say I like it it's hard to keep it away from me but I can also decide what I want for dinner may be able if you all you have the Blackberry may be but if you upgrade a little bit.
-- -- -- So isn't that disease for most of us know it's a bad habit I feel bad choice might keep your spouse screaming -- and put the thing the way.
Could it be something that you can get addicted to yeah I think this possible so it -- far extreme.
You know the kid who plays games eighteen hours -- -- wakes up so -- game that's gotten closer to the alcoholism.
That the traditional notion of addiction and what about this notion that.
Surfing the web.
Change is the very structure of your brain.
That's sound spooky but you know doing anything changes the very structure of your breath talking amongst ourselves here is gonna -- -- -- -- I'm not impressed with that.
What I wanna know is does it set up a pathway.
So that you can look at the guys spring -- and -- he is under such compulsion.
By being on the Internet or morning to get the next drink that he can't really do what he.
He's limiting his choices that's the kind of bring -- -- -- saying.
You in the unit changes brings leaks like looking at the window changed -- It does it.
You can eliminate an Internet connection and that might take care that might take here that did you just say you know what I'm actually -- listened to him teacher might specimen put the stunts well maybe a megawatt side.
-- I'm guessing this is something you're telling parents you need to be watching for your kids sitting in front of their computer all day it's no good it isn't good for them it.
Has other problems including.
Obesity you did not get enough exercise but in general.
You still wanna make the decision the distinction between a bad habit a bad choice in the disease could it be -- disease it could most of the time I don't think so and dobbs good of you thank you my pleasure alright apple.