Also labeled in the DSM-5 Section III as the Internet Gaming Disorder.
Section III is where issues that need further reasurch and studies are published before it can have an official section in the DSM-5.
Among the symptoms he included in this parody were "important social or occupational activities that are given up or reduced because of the internet use", "fantasies or dreams about the internet" and "voluntary or involuntary typing movements of the fingers".
She claims this is categorized by five specific subtypes including: The study of compulsive Internet pornography use as a subdomain of hypersexuality has also become a prevalent empirical focus in recent years.
Internet pornography use is increasingly common in Western cultures (Carroll et al. In tandem with this increase, the mental health community has witnessed a dramatic rise in problematic Internet pornography use (Manning, 2006; Warden et al. that at present there is no widely accepted means of defining or assessing problematic Internet pornography use and the notion of Internet pornography addiction is still highly controversial.
Internet addiction is a subset of a broader "technology addiction".
Widespread obsession with technology goes back at least to radio in the 1930s and television in the 1960s, but it has exploded in importance during the digital age.
Internet overuse, problematic computer use, or pathological computer use, problematic Internet use, or Internet addiction disorder.
Another commonly associated pathology is video game addiction.
However Internet gaming disorder is listed in Section III, Conditions for Further Study, as a disorder requiring further study. Thompson was a Mc Nair Scholar who began his empirical Internet addiction research in 1995 with focus on the mass media effects of the Internet on society.
Thompson's research, also evaluating dependency, was presented at the Mc Nair Conference at SUNY Buffalo, and at the Penn State Mc Nair Conference in 1996.
Goldberg mentioned that to receive medical attention or support for every behavior by putting it in to psychiatric nomenclature is ridiculous.
Goldberg added if every overdone behavior can be an addiction that would lead us to have support groups for individuals that consistently cough or are addicted to books.
While Thompson never conducted another formal quantitative study on Internet addiction, Thompson updated his seminal Internet addiction research 15 years later with a formal plenary presentation at the First International Forum on Media and Information Literacy held at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fez, Morocco in 2011, where he was an informal contributor to UNESCO's Declaration on Media and Information Literacy adopted by Fez International Forum.