Know The Signs Of Tech Addiction


By Melissa Erickson

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All of us are guilty of overusing our screens, but when does tech consumption become tech addiction?

Tech addiction or obsession is real. In May the World Health Organization recognized gaming disorder as a classifiable disease, and the American Psychological Association now recognizes internet addiction as a provisional diagnosis, meaning one that isn’t definitive but needs more information.

“It’s reaching a pinnacle in terms of recognition in the medical community and also the government and private sector,” said Dr. David Greenfield, founder and medical director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Roughly 8 in 10 Americans go online daily, and 28% are…click here to continue reading