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    Internet Addiction Is A Real Thing, And These Signs Can Help You Detect It

    If screentime is stressing you out, you should seek help.

    Even though internet addiction hasn't been officially recognized by the psychiatric community, it's a real issue that can affect anyone.

    1. You're spending too much time gaming or gambling online.

    2. You're compulsively seeking to be online.

    3. You easily lose control — as well as a sense of time.

    4. You feel bad when you're not online.

    5. Being online feels really, really good, as if it's some kind of relief.

    6. Your online behavior is causing personal or financial problems.

    7. You're suffering from anxiety, depression or insomnia.

    8. Your performance at work is suffering.

    9. You experience a lack of appetite.

    10. Or you're starting to forget to take care of yourself.

    If you identify with any of these signs, it's a good idea to seek professional help.

    Because at the end of the day, no one knows you better than yourself.

    Always check with a doctor when you have concerns about your health and well-being. BuzzFeed's posts have a merely informative purpose and they're not substitutes for medical diagnosis, treatment or counseling.

    This post was translated from Spanish.