While Dino was browsing through his RSS Feeds this morning, he noticed a post referring to an editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry claiming that Internet addiction is a common compulsive-impulsive disorder that should be added to psychiatry’s official guidebook of mental disorders.
Dino seriously believed that he was addicted to the Internet and could not survive for more than 24 hours without it (including browsing the web for news, blogs, catching up on the latest technologies, chatting with friends or socializing on Facebook).
Dino decided to take a break from the Internet to see if he could survive and experience a few symptoms of withdrawal. Dino visited Chennai for four days and completely cut himself off form the Internet, TV, and newspapers. He got a chance to experience life “offline”, and guess what; he survived, or more like, thrived! His world continued to function very well even though he was unaware of the latest technology merger/acquisition. Dino is proud to say that he is not suffering from any type of Internet addiction!