Most of us use the web for shopping, banking and email, but people addicted to the Internet find it hard to control how much time they spend online -- to the point that their computer use interferes with their daily activities.
The online survey was completed by 1,319 people and included questions about depressive symptoms and type and amount of Internet use. The highest Internet users were more likely to be young, male, and visited sexual, gaming and chat rooms the most frequently.
The results of this study support the construct of Internet addiction and suggest that excessive use of the Internet is associated with depression. However, I am left with the question - what is excessive Internet use?