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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...

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?


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