This Is Your Brain Online

Deseret News – Chandra Johnson

For Cosette Rae, the end of her marriage was death by a thousand clicks.

Rae and her husband — who both worked as computer programmers in the early 2000s — spent hours in front of a computer screen at home and at work.

“We avoided dealing with our problems by working hard,” Rae said. “A lot of things that should’ve been dealt with in the moment weren’t dealt with.”

Rae didn’t know that she had developed a disease that has different names in different psychiatric circles — technology addiction, compulsive Internet use or, most commonly, Internet addiction disorder. Read More