- Television addiction
Television addiction is a disorder where the subject has a compulsion to watch
television. The compulsion can be extremely difficult to control in many cases. It has many parallels to other forms of addiction, such as addiction to drugsor gambling, which create an altered mental state in the subject.
Disagreements on definition
Although television viewing habits have been studied for decades, there is no commonly accepted checklist to diagnose television addiction. It is however, widely recognized as a real problem that people face.
Effects on life
Television addiction becomes a problem when a subject does not want to watch TV, but experiences an uncontrollable compulsion to start or continue watching. The subject may not accomplish
tasks or goals that he or she feels are important.
Another bad effect of TV addiction is that people often feel
withdrawalsymptoms when they try to go for long periods without watching TV. Many viewers may feel anxiousfor a time as they try to adjust to living without TV's relaxing effects.
Coupled with other factors, habitual television watching, over long periods of time, has been known to cause, in some people, a lack of
motivationand feelings of listlessness, depression, and anger.
People watch television more than any other activity: 3.5
hours a day is the average. For readingand other activities the figures did not go above 30 mins.
Today, many people watch constant TV, and it is becoming a serious problem, though this addiction is not as bad as others.
Video game addiction
* [http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/healtheducation/addiction/addiction.html Article by Ron Kaufman]
* [http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0005339B-A694-1CC5-B4A8809EC588EEDF Scientific American Article "No Mere Metaphor"]
* [http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=16131 Reader's Digest Article]
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