Friday, March 24, 2023

Internet addiction: What are its effects on mental health?

The Internet is not only to help us to communicate or to see social networksbut it can cause addiction. This can be expressed in a variety of symptoms. For the short time that the internet has existed, it is a perfect mix of thousands of people suffering without being aware of what is going on.

One of the reasons why the internet is so addictive is because of the forms and services most visited websites. it is people are more ready to develop the problems of impulsive readiness and the system must be considered to arrange the emotions and thus prevent them from “getting hooked on the screen”..

What generates more internet addiction?

  • Social networks: The most common social networks are Instagram, Facebook or TikTok, they have a feature that allows us to check them from time to time and lose track of time.
  • Online video games: They play a single service game in each game, which causes the need to break records.
  • Gambling: Users they enter into a loop of desire to gain money and recover lost money. This one is officially defined addictive disorderand an expert in mental treatment.
  • Adult content pages: This type of websites Pages can be divided into written pornography, on the one hand, and cybersex websites, on the other.. In this case a you can create porn addiction
  • Pumice Pages: In this category there are various platforms to watch series and movies NetflixDisney +, HBO and even YouTube.
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    Characteristics and effects of Internet addiction

    Internet addiction can take many formsThere are some features that stand out in the internet access. These are the most important;

  • FOMO (Fear of Missing E); Like their figures in English, trouble is generated when they disconnect from the Internet, because they feel fear of being lacking at all times.
  • Bingeing (digital bingeing); This is it constantly press the power button of the mobile phone, so quickly check your screen if you have new notifications. Due to the easy access of this activity, it can be done when people are with us or driving a vehicle or working.
  • Sleeping problems: The Internet produces addiction great difficulty in sleeping. It will open to the light of the veil, even when he goes in bed with a light, and with the lightest stimulus; like the sound of your smartphone, you check your phone, instead of relaxing for a good night’s sleep.
  • Anxiety: This arises when a person stays on the internet for several hours and a anguish
  • Anger: Another concept that is reflected in the behavior of people with this approach is that They are very sad when something or someone requires attention and they have to stay in the tent for more than a few moments.. This often causes family issues.
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