Defined by some mental health experts as individuals spending,
on average, 38 hours a week online, compared to the nonaddicted types who
spend, on average, five hours a week online. Computer addicts allegedly also
neglect loved ones and chores and have odd sleep patternsÂ—reflected in daytime
sleeping patterns to compensate for heavy nighttime online usage.
Young, K.S. Psychology of Computer Use: XL. Addictive Use of the Internet: A
Case that Breaks the Stereotype. Psychological
Reports, 79, 1996, p. 899Â–902.