Can’t go a day without checking Facebook? Your mouse habit may be about to become a mental illness. Consult our checklist to see if you're at risk of becoming addicted to the internet:

  • You think about previous online activity or anticipate your next online session while engaged in other activities.
  • You need to spend longer and longer periods of time online in order to feel satisfied.
  • You’ve made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop your internet use.
  • You become restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop online activity.
  • You repeatedly stay online longer than you intended.
  • Plus one of the following:
    - You’ve jeopardised or risked the loss of a significant relationship or job, or career opportunity, as a result of your internet use.
    - You’ve lied to conceal the extent of involvement with the internet.
    - You use the internet to escape problems or relieve difficult emotions.
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