"For an entire year I saw nothing but the back of my daughter's head," Melanie's dad explains. When she became inconsolable and accused us of ruining her social life--she couldn't update her Face book page--we knew there was a serious problem." Turned out, Melanie was down and out over a flirtation with a boy that had gone nowhere.
“Privacy” means that if you are a young person between the ages of 12-17 in California or 12-16 in Nevada, you may have tests, receive treatment or talk with us about certain issues, and we cannot tell your parents, guardians or others unless you give us permission.The decade started and finished fairly strong and delivered us some of the most memorable characters, insults, and stories of my generation.The fact that I still hear people my age and a bit younger saying, "as if!Many parents and stepparents wonder, how much on-line activity is too much?Though internet addiction is not yet a bona fide psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatrists and psychologists are calling for more research, so they can include it in future editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM), the bible and last word on diagnosis and disorders for therapists, hospitals, clinics, and insurers. Experts agree teens who struggle with internet overuse do not fit a single profile.