Dr. Science says we're mentally ill

[photopress:internet_addiction.jpg,full,left]Even on days when I’m not blogging I spend a helluva lot of time online. I like to track rumors, email pretty girls, and check on the Seattle Mariners. Most of these activities cause me to cry into my pillow, but I keep it up. According to Dr. Jerald Block, I might have a mental illness.

In an editorial in this month’s American Journal of Psychiatry Dr. Block argues that Internet addiction should be recognized as an official mental illness.

I guess this means I’m getting pills. Great.

Recognize Internet addiction as a mental illness, MD urges [Canadia dot com]