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Default New at Reason: Greg Beato on Internet Addiction (Topix)

(Topix) What once was parody may soon be diagnosis. In 1995, in an effort to parody the way the American Psychiatric Association's hugely influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders medicalizes every excessive behavior, psychiatrist Ivan Goldberg introduced on his website the concept of "Internet Addiction Disorder." Last summer Ben ...

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