Mental Health Community Divided Whether Internet Fuels Addiction.

The Kansas City (MO) Star (8/10) reported that recently, “the American Psychiatric Association…recommended further research into a condition it labeled Internet Gaming Disorder.” In the fifth edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), “the group pointed to warning signs in Asia, where too much gaming has landed kids in hospitals.” However, the “mental health community is far from sold that the Web itself is fueling addiction.” After all, pornography and gambling have been problematic long before the Internet existed.

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— “Digital addiction: Is it real or a symptom of other problems?, “Rick Montgomery, The Kansas City Star, August 10, 2013.

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