The line between enjoyment of technology and feeling unable to disconnect or spend less time in front of a computer or TV screen is a fuzzy one. Professionals don't recognize Internet or video game addiction, yet many people still use those words to describe the sense of being sucked into the Internet or gaming and being unable to cut back. What have your experiences been with spending too much time online or playing video games? Have you ever tried to cut back? How successful were you? We'll discuss strategies to help you get back your life and re-connect with your face-to-face life. This is a core conversation.
Dr. John Grohol is an author, researcher, and expert in mental health and online behavior who has been kicking around the Internet since 1991. He founded and runs the Internet's leading mental health resource, Psych Central.com, which began in 1995 as a simple effort to index mental health resources online. It now hosts over 160 support groups and 1.5 million visitors each month -- people who are looking for unbiased information about mental health concerns, relationship issues and psychology.
Dr. Grohol also sits on the editorial board of the journal, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking and is the treasurer for the Society for Participatory Medicine.
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