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Will Internet addiction make it into the DSM?

Molly Wood Mar 1, 2010
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Will Internet addiction make it into the DSM?

Molly Wood Mar 1, 2010
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Some psychiatrists have been pushing to have Internet addiction officially classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association, and provides a common language for therapists, researchers, drug companies, health insurers, and policy makers.

An editorial in Psychology Today magazine argues against Internet addiction making it into the DSM.

Guest: Clinical psychologist Todd Essig, PhD

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