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Internet Addiction Disorder Research today cannot define what the Internet Addiction DisorderIAD really is and how it is caused They havent been able to find relationships between behaviors and their causes such as being addicted to the internet and what causes the addiction Lots of people spend hours and hours online however there is a difference between spending the night on the computer finishing a report or being addicted to the internet Its not the internet itself that is addicting it is the behavior There are also other activities that people sometimes spend way too much time doing For example reading working watching tv etc But do we have TV addiction disorder book addiction and work addiction being suggested as legitimate mental disorders in the same category as schizophrenia and depression I think not Grohol Case studies and research based on people online havent been able to prove that people can be addicted to the internet I think that people cannot really have a mental disorder that causes them to be addicted to the internet In my opinion some people may use the internet to escape problems in their lives Those problems may be a mental disorder depression anxiety etc a serious health problem or disability or a relationship problem GroholI think that it is no different than talking on the phone all night to avoid having to do your homework or talk to your parents about your report card In conclusion I believe that there is no such thing as the mental disorder IAD
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