Technology and Suicide

von freakoutcrazy

We hear a lot about the links between technology and suicide and about the use of the internet and mobile phones as a mental disorder. In the fifth edition of the DSM-V, Internet Gaming Disorder is identified as a condition warranting more clinical research with a view to future inclusion as a mental disorder.

Large numbers of studies are being conducted with many claiming internet use causes structural changes in the brain similar to those found in the brains of drug addicts. [1],[2] No snorting, smoking or injecting required. You just have to look at this drug for long enough and your brain is damaged. Is it possible your laptop and mobile phone are the crack cocaine of gadgets?