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Is 12oz BAD for you?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Smart, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    Researchers Delve Into Web Addiction

    The Associated Press

    GAINESVILLE -- To determine whether someone is spending an unhealthy amount of time with their computers, two University of Florida psychiatrists say doctors need to remember the acronym MOUSE.

    Web surfing, e-mailing, instant messaging, gaming, shopping, downloading music and visiting chat rooms become troublesome when they interfere with someone's job or social life, said Dr. Nathan Shapira of UF's Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.

    The challenge for health care professionals is to determine when high Internet use is dysfunctional, and whether unhealthy Internet use is a lone disorder or a byproduct of other disorders, such as manic depression.

    Writing in the current issue of the journal Depression and Anxiety, UF scientists propose criteria to diagnose problematic Internet use that they formulated on the basis of their research findings and other available data.

    In a related article, published recently in Current Psychiatry, UF researchers presented five questions to help practitioners get a sense of their patients Internet use. The points revolve around the acronym MOUSE:

    More than intended time spent online
    Other responsibilities neglected
    Unsuccessful attempts to cut down
    Significant relationship discord because of use
    Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online.

    Shapira devised the criteria after conducting face-to-face psychiatric evaluations of 20 volunteers who identified themselves as having problems with the Internet and 17 randomly selected college students with varying levels of Internet use.

    Volunteers who called themselves problematic Internet users had, on average, five pre-existing psychiatric problems, such as bipolar disorder, depression or alcohol abuse, he said.

    Additionally, they were online more than 30 hours per week, and their nonessential Internet use was 10 times greater than their essential use, such as job- and school-related activities.

    But not everyone thinks high Internet usage is bad.

    "Its very useful for some people to spend high amounts of time on the Internet for work, school and recreation," said Jeffrey I. Cole, director of the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Communications Policy. "For the vast majority of Americans, Internet use doesn't come at the expense of other activities."
     
  2. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    hmmmmmm.......
    i have no idea...Unsuccessful attempts to cut down ..:lol:

    my ganja beer problem is more that this could ever be.

    12 oz is good..i've actually been getting tips here and there..ch0 seems like a place for retards lately.but some good stuff has been popping up.
    i dont spend hours and hours just on 12oz..i spend it looking at peoples pics on friendster.but really..im just workin, trying to get a woman and trying to paint more wiht different mediums, but the spraycan will always be number one.
    the internet is not so much of a problem than it used to be, but i am up at2:00 in the morning postin up on here, when i should be going to sleep.

    i do get anxious to know what kind of mail i get and want to check everyday, but thats mail.
     
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  4. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    ok ok
    now that i read the articles...
    i like to run..i live in hawaii, so i get plenty of sun..i like to swim and meet up with girls.
    thinking of joining my homies soccer team pretty soon..i work out daily
    and come on late at night to beat off.

    im half addicted i guess.
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    More than intended time spent online - Nope.. when work is done I'm offline
    Other responsibilities neglected - a little but I'm paid either way
    Unsuccessful attempts to cut down - nope. not really
    Significant relationship discord because of use - not at all.
    Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online. - It doesn't cross my mind

    yay! I'm not addicted to 12oz.
     
  6. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    then there is the literacy study, which says children who use the internet at home are far more literate than their classmates. and though i'm not a child, there are a lot of children on here, so therefore i'm serving a purpose by being here.
     
  7. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 2,208 Likes Received: 0
    More than intended time spent online Yes.... surfing graff sites waaaaaay too much

    Other responsibilities neglected I diddnt eat yesterday but went to the cybercafe.....to try and catch some friends online and congratulate them on their last wall...

    Unsuccessful attempts to cut down Who talks of cutting down ???

    Significant relationship discord because of use Not because of the internet... because of writing yes, but not because of sitting my butt in front of the comp

    Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online. Nope
     
  8. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,102 Likes Received: 73
    Do fat babies fart?
     
  9. nG

    nG Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2002 Messages: 995 Likes Received: 0
    More than intended time spent online - occasionally. i never intend to go in channel zero either.

    Other responsibilities neglected. - no. i usually neglect work i need to do by doodling.

    Unsuccessful attempts to cut down. - yes. but i can't help checking it every day when i have broadband and i've posted flicks in the benches section.

    Significant relationship discord because of use. - i don't need the internet for relationship discord. :lol:

    Excessive thoughts or anxiety when not online. - no more than usual. :lol: seriously though, if you answer yes to that you probably need to see a doctor.
     
  10. AKA: addiction...i could replace the word 'online' with a million other and still describe myself.
     
  11. sneak

    sneak Guest

    funniest thing ive read all day
    :lol:
     
  12. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,491 Likes Received: 500
    the other night i read every single post in the yard....


    yes fat babies fart, and they make the funniest faces when they do
     
  13. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,102 Likes Received: 73
    Well that answers the question then doesn't it.
     
  14. BigOatser

    BigOatser Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003 Messages: 2,097 Likes Received: 0
    someday this precious 12oz "community" will burn to the ground.
     
  15. BigOatser

    BigOatser Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003 Messages: 2,097 Likes Received: 0
    someday this precious 12oz "community" will burn to the ground.
     
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