Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rambus, an addiction?

Don't laugh . . . you may be addicted.

Reportedly, one Ramboid recently sold the lion's share of his Rambus holding because he needed to make a lifestyle change - he was tired of spending ten hours a day reading his computer screen about all things Rambus . . .

Dr. Orzack, a licensed clinical psychologist, has treated addictive behaviors at McLean Hospital, where she is founder and coordinator of the Computer Addiction Service and a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. She is also a faculty member of the Cognitive Therapy Program, and in private practice in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. In addition she has studied recreational drug use and thinks that inappropriate computer use is similar.


Psychological Symptoms
Having a sense of well-being or euphoria while at the computer
Inability to stop the activity
Craving more and more time at the computer
Neglect of family and friends
Feeling empty, depressed, irritable when not at the computer
Lying to employers and family about activities
Problems with school or job

Physical Symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Dry eyes
Migraine headaches
Back aches
Eating irregularities, such as skipping meals
Failure to attend to personal hygiene
Sleep disturbances, change in sleep pattern

Q & A with Dr. Orzack is linked here.

Hat tip to ars Technica.

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