Dr. Oz: Internet Addiction Warning Signs Quiz

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Doctor Oz spoke about the secret life of people with addictions.  Do Internet Addictions really exist or is it just a convenient cover-up?  Could you be living with an Internet Addict?  From Tiger Woods to David Duchovny, we know many famous celebrities who claim they have an addiction of some sort, but did you know that 1 in 20 Americans have addictions (if not more!)?  Dr. Drew Pinsky, author of Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic, says that addictions are a biological disorder.  Addiction is defined by consequences.  An addict will find his or her behavior uncontrollable and denial is another big sign.  Childhood trauma can cause Internet Addictions.  Childhood trauma includes child abuse and a feeling of boundarylessness (like a child feeling responsible for their parent’s feelings or a child feeling exploited by parents).

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  1. Robyn C. Allgeyer says

    In YOUR ADDICTED SPOUSE: How Partners Can Cope and Heal (September 2009, New Horizon Press) by Barbara Steffens, Ph.D., LPCC, and Marsha Means, MA, Steffens reveals her new research study proposing that spouses of addicts are sufffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This book is the first to present Steffens’ research – the trauma has to be acknowledged and addressed first before healing can begin. YOUR ADDICTED SPOUSE: How Partners Can Cope and Heal discusses the impact of addiction on partners and gives important suggestions and strategies for coping and healing. Both the authors have been in the role of the women they are now helping, in fact it has become their life’s work. There is hope and healing, it requires taking that first step.

  2. Jojo says

    Oz more than most should know that unless and until the American Psychiatric Association lists internet “addiction” in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (which the A.P.A. has refused to do twice, despite pressure from vested interests who stand to gain financially from treating yet another “addiction”) there is technically no such thing. The A.P.A. rightly believes that internet “addiction” is simply a symptom of other, A.P.A. recognized psychological difficulties.

  3. MELODY says

    I’M INTERNET ADDICTION I LOVE IT I FEEL GOOD TO ME I LIKE TO WATCH TV ONLINE AND I LIKE GAMES AND I WANT TO HAVE LOTS OF IT SINCE I A WAS A LITTLE GIRL I DONT KNOW HOW TO SAID NO .IS THERE SOMETHING WORRY WITH ME I JUST WAN TO KNOW DO I NEED HELP I HAVEN’T TALK TO NOBODY ABOUT THIS I WOULD SOME ANSWER FOR WHEY I ‘M ADDICTION TO INTERNET

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