Discovering How Internet Addiction Changes the Brain

Scientists have uncovered new research that shows how people who act like addicts to the Internet may actually have different brain chemistry. Most of the "addicts" to the Internet are people who have played online games to such a degree that relationships, jobs and education have all suffered. Check out the study, and then join the discussion below …


1. Do you think people are really "addicted" to the Internet?

2. What do you think a treatment for such people might look like?

3. How do you think all of us are being affected by being perpetually online?

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4. Have you ever had a game or site or activity online you were addicted to? How did you stop?

Weigh in below—we’d love to hear your thoughts on this debate.

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