Internet addiction is actually a social intention
The General Hospital of Beijing Military Region has created the so-called “Internet addiction diagnosis and treatment standard”, which defines Internet addiction as a mental behavior disorder and replaces the diagnostic sample of mental illness.
So-called, the standard has passed the expert demonstration organized by the Medical Administration of the Ministry of Health of the General Logistics Department of the PLA, and it is planned to be promoted to hospitals across the country after it is reported to the Ministry of Health.
After the media reported the incident, it caused some controversy.
Most voices oppose the rate of replacing Internet addiction with mental illness. However, unfortunately, these voices are suddenly pale due to a lack of analysis of the formation mechanism of Internet addiction.
Watching a large group of people gesticulate around a hot topic, muttering a bunch of nonsense, and there are still people paying for such nonsense, is really a fun thing.
The author also does not mean that Internet addiction is included in the category of mental illness. Although Internet addiction can cause mental behavior disorders, the cause of its formation cannot be attributed solely to psychology or mentality, and it may not be cured by the treatment of mental illness.Good internet addiction.
Perhaps converting Internet addiction to the local part of mental illness will bring considerable benefits to the mental hospital or the psychological clinic of the hospital, but that’s all.
The soft ribs of the “Internet Addiction Diagnosis and Treatment Standard” only look at Internet addiction from the physical and psychological dimensions, and just ignore the most important aspect of Internet addiction, the social dimension.
In a sense, adding Internet addiction to the psychiatric site is actually a “demonization” of the Internet, and it is even a sign of another psychosocial disorder, the “Internet phobia.”
Since the majority of Internet addicts there are adolescents aged 13 to 17 who are online game addiction patients, here I take this group as an example to analyze the social dimensions of Internet addiction, and perhaps to treat Internet addiction.Not without help.
According to statistics, there are currently about 40 million under-age Internet users in China, of which there are 4 million “Internet addiction teenagers”, accounting for about 10%.
In fact, there are very few people with Internet addiction in western countries. If it is only from a psychological and physical level, it is difficult to explain why there are so many people with Internet addiction in China, especially young people, and the proportion is so large.
In a certain country, “Internet addiction” is often regarded as the same thing as “drug addiction”. Naturally, many people are called “detoxification” in the same way to help young people quit Internet addiction, that is, using the “isolation method””, To keep them away from the Internet,” seeing nothing and keeping the mind out of the way “-this” firm wall and clear field “thinking is even reflected in some government regulations or policies, such as stipulating that Internet cafes cannot accommodate minors.
It must be said that this is a stupid way of “headache, foot pain and foot pain”, and the effect can be quite limited-because the cause of Internet addiction among teenagers is not the Internet itself, or even the InternetSeek from other places-the Internet is only a medium, and it can only show its various functions and effects, whether it is positive or okay, when it is integrated into a certain social and cultural context.
In my opinion, the “Internet addiction” of adolescents is actually the product of the intersection of traditional Chinese culture and modern civilization, especially the Internet-in a sense, every Chinese person is a potential “Internet addict”Because traditional Chinese culture is inherently immune to the destructive side of the modern medium, the Internet.
Adolescents are more likely to become addicted than adults. In addition to their lack of judgment and self-control, it is more important that they do not encounter so many trivial issues in the adult world.
China’s traditional culture values collectives rather than individuals, and even does not even have the concept of “individuals.” Naturally, it lacks the respect that people should have as individuals.
Thousands of years of feudal autocracy has shaped the nation’s severe slavery, and their deep sense of weakness and incompetence has captivated them, making it easy for them to gain some kind of psychology by controlling or abusing similar paths that are weaker than them.Compensation-Moreover, when a minion becomes a master, he is often more brutal than his original owner (this kind of cruelty can be a virtual violence in online games)-this is the most important socio-psychological basis of Internet addiction.
Mr. Tao Hongkai, a visiting professor at Central China Normal University, who is famous for helping young people to quit internet addiction, said in a “deep breathing in mind” speech to more than 500 minors and their parents in Yinchuan:In people, the root is the unsuccessfulness of family education, the failure of exam-oriented education and the influence of bad social culture.
There is no panacea for quitting Internet addiction. It requires families, schools and society to take responsibility.
In fact, the reasons that Mr. Tao Hongkai said are mainly because our “adult-oriented” society affected by feudal dictatorship lacks due respect for human rights and does not regard them as “persons” with self-conscious individuals.”Looking at the cause-culture is quite inert and is the most difficult thing to change. The traditional” authoritarian cultural field “makes everything in it operate in the same direction of spin.
The Internet is diffuse, democratic, autonomous, and interactive. These characteristics of the Internet have made young people who face the oppression of the adult world in real life and lack autonomy find the feeling of being the master or controlling and manipulating others.So that the mental energy accumulated by them found a legitimate vent.
But slaves are still slaves after they belong to the master. If he cannot emerge from the dual structure of master / slave – the “master” of the virtual world of the network will eventually become the slave of the network.As an independent individual, he entered the network as a virtual “master”.
In addition, the increase in population density resulting from the urbanization wave and the continuous increase in living space is another important cause of Internet addiction.
The increase in population density does not mean an increase in human-to-human communication. On the contrary, it means an increasingly brutal competition for survival and the loss of sincere relationships between people.
In modern urban society, man is lonely and lonely. Although he is a member of the crowd, it still does not help-he has become an atom.
This atomic existence makes people yearn for communication, whether it is a real or virtual substitute.
A small reader of Ningxia’s “Huaxing Times” once wrote to the newspaper by e-mail-“I really want to thank the Internet!
Without the Internet, maybe more of us will fall into criminals or psychopaths.
Mom, I love you, and I can only tell you on the Internet, do you know?
I’m very lonely.
I long for the communication of the heart, when I am hurt, when I long for freedom . I don’t feel your love for me at all.
Did you know?
Sometimes I hate you.
I’m like a lifeless puppet, all my words and deeds can’t shrink the track you embed for me.
As a life, I bear the hope of the whole family, and this responsibility has crushed me.
It’s not hard to find out that the voice of this little reader has condensed almost all the causes of “Internet addiction”-contrary to what the “Internet addiction diagnosis and treatment standard” thinks, “Internet addiction” is notPsychosis, even the treatment and prevention of various types of mental illness, is actually a way of self-protection for those who are close to collapse to cope with or avoid the harm of reduced environment.
Doctors have made clear the pathogenesis of a certain disease in order to prescribe the right medicine and better cure the body’s diseases.From the analysis of the mechanism of “Internet addiction”, we can trim it and try to quit the Internet addiction or avoid the destructiveness of the Internet with the “isolation method” of “not seeing the desire and disturbing the mind”.Is not a wise move-reality has also proven that this method has little effect.
The treatment of “Internet addiction” is a huge systematic project. Only by improving the social and cultural environment and eliminating the various social and cultural factors that produce “Internet addiction” can most people, including adolescents, be guided reasonably.Use the Internet and play a huge role in promoting social development.