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Isnin, 10 Ogos 2009

netomania ~ Internet Addiction Diasorder (IAD)



....netomania....






Internet addiction have been formally recognized as a disorder by the American Psychological Association. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) is refers to the problematic use of the Internet, including the various aspects of its technology, such as electronic mail (e-mail) and the World Wide Web. people who develop problems with internet use may start off using the Internet on a casual basis and then progress to using the technology in dysfunctional ways. Many people believe that spending large amounts of time on the Internet is a core feature of the disorder.


~~factors~~


there are several factors that have been proposed as contributing to Internet addiction. One theory concerns the mood-altering potential of behaviors related to process addictions.the person with an Internet addiction may feel a similar "rush" from booting up their computer and going to their favorite web sites. In other words, some researchers think that there are chemical changes that occur in the body when someone is engaging in an addictive behavior.



~~symptoms~~

One symptom of Internet addiction is excessive time devoted to Internet use. A person might have difficulty cutting down on his or her online time even when they are threatened with poor grades or loss of a job. There have been cases reported of college students failing courses because they would not take time off from Internet use to attend classes. Other symptoms of addiction may include lack of sleep, fatigue , declining grades or poor job performance, apathy , and racing thoughts. There may also be a decreased investment in social relationships and activities. A person may lie about how much time was spent online or deny that they have a problem. They may be irritable when offline, or angry toward anyone who questions their time on the Internet.




~~treatments~~
Getting Internet addiction help could include talk therapy or prescription medications. Dr Dannon recommends the same type of medications that help people stop kleptomania or a gambling addiction, such as serotonin blockers. An Internet addiction is a serious mental health condition, not simply a hobby or way to pass the lunch hour.we can also encourage other interests and social activities. Get your child out from behind the computer screen. Expose kids to other hobbies and activities, such as team sports, Boy or Girl Scouts, and afterschool clubs.
apart from that, monitor computer use and set clear limits. Make sure the computer is in a common area of the house where you can keep an eye on your child's online activity, and limit time online, waiting until homework and chores are done. This will be most effective if you as parents follow suit. If you can’t stay offline, chances are your children won’t either. always talk to your child about underlying issues. Compulsive computer use can be the sign of deeper problems.Don’t be afraid to seek professional counseling if you are concerned about your child.
The more Internet addiction is recognized as an extreme addictive disorder, the more efficiently Internet addicts can be treated.

Isnin, 13 Julai 2009





assalamualaikum to everyone especially to Pn Suzana...




hye guys..






im here to share with you guys my first week at UiTM..it has been splendid experience being here..first, when i step up in this university, i know it is going to be another exciting new day for me..well, our first week is full with activities handled by the seniors..it is called orientation week..our seniors, they have been really nice to us..there is no more of 'ragging' concept here..it is very welcoming feeling i had during the orientation week..lots of singing..clapping..well,the boys said they were treated like a kindergarden students..make sense anyway..hm.. apart from that, during the week, we had a tonnes of activities..meeting with vice chanselor of UiTM..we even had a chance to meet our prime minister during the senam seni malaysia programme..it was a great experience get to see him eye to eye..

now, im going to share stories about my classmates..there are 26 of us in the class where the sad part is the class is dominant by the girls..only 5 boys in the class..quite sad actually..pity the boys..huhu..all of us are taking degree in business computing..it is always nice to make new friends..so far,they have been very nice to me..and i have been very nice to them too..hehe..

so far i have be best friend with this two girls..nina and jija..they really drives me nuts!its always fun being with them..lucky for us,we stayed at the same floor level at Mawar..easier for us to meet each other..three of us..there is like a strong chemistry between us..though we juz met here..but its like we have known each other before..we were like a 'happy go lucky gurls' in the class..whatever activity or event, there must be the involvement from us..i hope that the friendship will last forever..not only with them..but others too..







our first week together, it has been quite mess..i still remember that we dont have the schedule on the first day of the class..being lost on the first day at faculty really gives me a headache..lucky for us,our class representative got the schedule and our class actually start at 10.30am..but it does not ends there..then comes another problems..we have to look for our class..every day there are new class to look for..but with all of us stick together, we manage to go through the week. i really really thanks them(classmates) for being around and being together with me in every sense of way..this is what i called '1 for all and all for 1'

as time flies by..we are getting along..meeting all the lecturers..new friends..gaining new, exciting experience here..being in UiTM is the most pleasant experience for me and my family..it really boost my confidence and spirit to a higher level..i really want to excel here..that is my promise..well..it just few weeks here..there is a long way to go..

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P/s : thanks to Pn Suzana for asking us to blog..this is my very fisrt time blogging..hope you guys enjoy reading~~LOL!!!! >_<