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There once was a time when the only computers known to the average person were those the military possessed Eventually large corporations found many different uses for computers in the business world and today computers are as common in numerous households around the globe People from all age groups are learning to operate computers and anyone who has worked with computers for long periods of time knows that computers can be just as addicting as smoking Computer addiction can have a number of physical social and psychological effects on a person and it is to be taken as seriously as any other addiction that a person is battling One common physical effect computer addiction can have on a person are back problems Sitting for so long can take a toll on a persons muscles and can result in poor posture Poor posture can result in chronic back problems that require the services of a chiropractor Dry eyes carpal tunnel syndrome and vision complications are some eye problems caused by over use of a computer Migraine headaches are quite common in computer addiction and are linked to the straining of the eyes Because of the long hours spent engrossed in a computer addicts often have eating irregularities such as skipping meals and binge eating Computer addicts experience sleep disturbances or changes in sleeping patterns which are most likely due to late hours on the computer and low blood sugar from eating irregularities One last effect is the failure to attend to personal hygiene such as bathing combing hair and brushing teeth All of these physical effects can be linked to computer addictionSocial effects of computer addiction include reduced time spent socializing with others People may begin to feel that their computer is the only relationship that they have the time to focus on They lose the desire for human contact and communication and in a way they are breaking away from reality Lacking the desire to
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