Monday, May 21, 2007

Internet Addictive Properties

  1. do you feel preoccupied with the Internet (think about the previous online activity or anticipate next online session)?
  2. do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?
  3. have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop Internet use?
  4. do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop Internet use?
  5. do you stay online longer than originally intended?
  6. have you jeopardized or risked the loss of a significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of the Internet?
  7. have you lied to family members, therapist, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with the Internet?
  8. do you use the Internet as a way of escaping from problems or relieving a dysphoric mood (e.g., feeling of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)?


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