What Is Internet Use Disorder?

If being offline makes you feel jittery or anxious, you may have a mental illness. Psychiatrists have decided to list Internet Use Disorder (IUD) as a condition “recommended for further study” in the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. That means they haven’t decided yet whether IUD is a legitimate diagnosis requiring treatment, but might do so in the future.

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