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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]