How Computer, Internet Addiction Affects Your Body; Symptoms You Should Know

By Jacques Strauss, | June 15, 2017

A woman works using two computer monitors. (YouTube)

A woman works using two computer monitors. (YouTube)

Computer and internet addiction is something that most people are not aware of. The excessive use of the former or the latter has been recently added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) as a disorder.

The internet and computer addiction may manifest in several ways. Symptoms of such form of the disorder may include but not limited to information overload, compulsion, cybersex addiction, and cyber-relationship addiction, according to Psychguides.

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Apart from the effects of addiction itself, the excessive time spent on the computer alone has its own negative effects. One of the known impacts is the restructure of the matter that composes the brain, according to Bustle.

Too much computer screen exposure may result in the shrinkage of the gray matter. Aside from that, the brain's white matter's ability to communicate is also being affected.

In a 2008 study, it was discovered that too much time spent on-screen might lead to a Metabolic Syndrome. Such syndrome is also connected with diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, due to the sedentary lifestyle.

Lastly, one of the most common effects of both computer addiction and excessive use of the internet is the eye damage. Needless to say that the blue light coming from the screen of any gadgets affects the retina of the eye, and would often cause eye strain.

Since most computer users are not aware of such disorder, one should know at least some of the self-assessment test. This may include asking yourself about the need to go back online to satisfy one's self.

When you notice that you become moody, restless, irritable or depressed when you stop or decrease your Internet use, then you might want to consult an expert about it. With the help of experts for questions will be answered and the issue may be resolved preventing further complications.

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