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Are Facebook and Internet Addictions Affecting Our Minds?

We recently learned that the teenage brain may develop through a unique pathway, which gives some parents reassurance that there may be some method to the seeming madness. But we also hear a lot of chatter about Internet addiction.

If you or a loved one thinks there may be a problem, there is even an online test for Internet addiction. On the Center for Internet Addiction’s website, the site navigation includes tabs for Cybersex/Cyberporn, Online Gambling, Online Gaming, Compulsive Surfing, Online Affairs, and eBay Addiction.

A lot of people accuse their friends of being Facebook addicts, but is that a real thing? As this new infographic suggests, might we have “multiple profile disorder” or “notification abuse?”

It’s definitely important to constantly evaluate the impacts of technology on our lives, and to reassess the costs and benefits.

Do you know anyone you think is addicted to Facebook?

Facebook Psychology


  1. prashant
    November 3, 2012, 10:47 pm

    facebook is more addicted soft copy substance for the teenagers…

  2. Ima Ryma
    November 3, 2012, 4:14 am

    Addicted to the Internet?
    A disorder tagged IAD.
    Doctors call it a real health threat.
    An online test diagnosed me
    A Web vet so hooked on online
    That if a brain scan scanned my brain,
    Atrophied parts would be the sign
    From Internet I should abstain.
    But how to stop this self abuse?
    The chatter says there’s help for it,
    To find a way for controlled use
    In just times and places legit.

    I must find out if this is true.
    I’ll surf the Web until I do.

  3. vin
    November 3, 2012, 12:03 am

    more research is required before anything substantial ispublished…