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Issues for DSM-V: Internet Addiction

In our generation today, the topic about Internet Addiction was widely known and this could be the possible reason why I chose and made a reflection paper out of this article. I could say that we are living now in a technological and modernized world. Although, some individuals may not include themselves as a so-called “techie person” or (an expert and professional individuals when it comes to technologies) but nowadays ‘MOST’ of us may conclude that we are capable and using internet as well. Some says that Internet is so enjoyable and made them almost addictive.

When I read the given article, I noticed that much of the subjects are youths and it was about to discussed the serious issues of Internet Addiction including the people from South Korea. I also observed that counselors were introduced, so as the given therapy like screening individuals were applied. This observation, made me realized that youths nowadays are prone to addiction, like smoking, drinking, online gaming and addictive to social media sites. Especially in South Korea, the issue that has been discussed with regards to addiction to internet made them becomes rebellious. Maybe, this could be the impact of addiction to them.

As far as I know, being addictive to internet is one of the common problems of most societies. It’s difficult to neglect or avoid this kind of behavior especially if you were an adolescent. There are circumstances that you will encounter in your life. First, when it comes to family, instead of giving or spending time with your parents, you prefer to stay at home because you want to play games on internet. This example was based on my brother’s situation. Second was lack of communication, I have a cousin of mine who was very shy and timid, but when it comes to social media (e.g. twitter), I could probably say that she is very different. I think this is because she really admired Justin Bieber and made herself preoccupied on

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