Will Your Internet Addiction Be Covered by Insurance?

| It’s been a year since the American Journal of Psychiatry tried to have the internet committed — O.K., well, since it published an editorial arguing for the classification of internet addiction as a certifiable mental illness. The editorial isn’t clear about what exactly constitutes “excessive” internet use, but it points to a number of internet-related deaths in South Korea. Psychology Today marked the editorial’s anniversary — on one of its blogs, naturally, which we are reading because we’re addicted to the internet. What a vicious circle. [%comments]


Leland Witter

It seems no one wants to comment on this posting, since doing so will only confirm an internet addiction.

Bobby G

Where's the mention of insurance? I didn't see it in any of the links.

Jeff

"A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks."

Er, he wasn't addicted to the internet.
He was addicted to THAT ONE GAME.