Text Message Mental Illness?

March 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you can't stop texting or sending e-mails, you may have a mental illness. According to an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, if you "text" too much during the day, you probably have a problem.

Some psychiatrists are now diagnosing obsessive texting as a mental illness. Experts say there are four distinct symptoms to diagnosing texting as a mental illness:

1. Excessive use
2. Withdrawal -- meaning you feel depressed when you can't text.
3. Tolerance about texting.
4. Negative repercussion, or social isolation, because of texting.


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