Experts from the Academy of Sciences in China, conducted a study in which it was found that Internet addiction causes the same changes in the brain, and that addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Scientists conducted an experiment with 35 volunteers aged 14-21 years. For those young people who answered affirmatively to the question “Do you have made repeated and unsuccessful attempts to control their Internet use, reduce it or stop altogether?” Magnetic resonance imaging documented Internet addiction.
The scanning results showed that Internet-dependent disrupted white matter, responsible for decision-making and self-control.
Thus, Internet addiction, along with gambling and other behavioral disorders at risk of becoming shortly medical diagnosis.