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The computer is a marvelous tool that saves time and makes life easier, but for some people it can be an irresistible magnet that pulls them in and takes up large amounts of time, causing chaos in other parts of their life. An addiction to the computer may not sound like a serious problem, but it can ruin relationships, careers, and entire lives. There are common symptoms of computer addiction that you can look for in someone if you think there may be a problem. If so, here at GoMentor.com you can find trained therapists who take computer addiction seriously. Before we get to how they can help, here is some more information on computer addiction and how it might effect you.
Symptoms of Computer Addiction
These common symptoms of computer addiction can be a sign of a serious problem.
- Withdrawal Symptoms - If you become extremely agitated when away from the computer and find yourself not being able to wait to get back on, an addiction to the computer may be the cause.
- Time - Spending too much time on the computer - while neglecting other responsibilities - may be a big sign that an addiction to the computer is a problem.
- Compulsions - If you feel compelled to constantly be in front of the computer, an addiction may have taken hold in your life.
- Dishonesty - The need to lie about the amount of time spent on the computer may be another sign of a computer addiction.
If you or someone close matches any of these symptoms, getting treatment for an addiction to the computer may be the next step to take.
Treatment for Computer Addiction
For many people, guided counseling and group therapy can do wonders for taking back control of your life and breaking an addiction to computers. Learning how to deal with the warning signs of computer addiction by taking action before things get out of hand can be really helpful. At GoMentor.com the registered therapists offer that knowledge as well as support via online therapy. This can really make a difference in how successful you are at breaking a computer addiction.
Definition of Computer Addiction
Computer addiction happens when someone spends an excessive amount of time using the computer. The symptoms include problems with relationships and work because of the amount of time spent on the computer while neglecting other duties or responsibilities. Behavioral therapy can help with recognizing the addiction and doing something about stopping it.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Computer Addiction
- Excessive amounts of time on the computer
- Compulsions to be on the computer at all times
- Lies about time spent on the computer
- Withdrawal symptoms
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