This is your brain. This is your brain on Facebook, Twitter, or Match.com.
A recent Chinese study found that the brains of people addicted to the Internet may see similar changes to the brains of those addicted to alcohol or drugs.
Yahoo News reported that brain scans were conducted of 35 men and women aged between 14 and 21, and 17 of them were identified with Internet addiction disorder. Brain scans of those classified as addicted showed disruptions in the part of the brain that contains nerve fibers, and changes in the brain areas that are used in emotions, decision-making, and self-control.
Some of the questions people needed to ask themselves to determine whether they were addicted were, according to the BBC:
Do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?