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FEB 20, 2013 - Time

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Study: Internet Addicts Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms Like Drug Users

A new study shows that when heavy Internet users go offline, they undergo withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced by drug users. The study, carried out by researchers at Swansea and Milan Universities, is the first into the immediate negative psychological impacts of Internet use. Sixty volunteers, with an average age of 25, were first tested to determine their level of Internet use — particularly, whether they used the Internet obsessively or to the detriment of their social relationships and jobs. (MORE: Obsessive Internet Use Linked With Depression in Teens)  They were then were ... Read More

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