Even though internet addiction hasn't been officially recognized by the psychiatric community, it's a real issue that can affect anyone.
Original Source: buzzfeed.com
1. You’re spending too much time gaming or gambling online.
2. You’re compulsively seeking to be online.
3. You easily lose control — as well as a sense of time.
4. You feel bad when you’re not online.
5. Being online feels really, really good, as if it’s some kind of relief.
6. Your online behavior is causing personal or financial problems.
When you spend so much time online that you stop tending to the most important parts of your life, you need to start paying closer attention to your behavior.
7. You’re suffering from anxiety, depression or insomnia.
This isn’t necessarily a surefire way to tell, though, since these same symptoms can be either a cause or consequence of an addiction.
8. Your performance at work is suffering.
9. You experience a lack of appetite.
Of course, a lack of appetite can be caused by a wide range of things, including various types of addictions, so it’s always a good idea anyways to talk to a doctor if your usual eating habits and appetite seem out of whack.
10. Or you’re starting to forget to take care of yourself.
If you identify with any of these signs, it’s a good idea to seek professional help.
Because at the end of the day, no one knows you better than yourself.
Always check with a doctor when you have concerns about your health and well-being. BuzzFeed’s posts have a merely informative purpose and they’re not substitutes for medical diagnosis, treatment or counseling.