“People who have so much of their personality invested in the Internet can’t really survive as whole individuals without it.”
Mark A.Rayner – The Fridgularity
Good technology is assimilated effortlessly into our daily tasks. This is why automobile turn signals are always controlled by a lever mounted on the steering column, and never by a touchpad on the center console. Just as our physical world evolves to a smooth symbiosis of human and device, so does our mental being bond with the offerings of modern technology. In the latter case, the stakes are higher.
The way mental disorders become official these days is by getting an entry in the DSM-V (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), a product of the American Psychiatric Association. The manual is a valuable tool for healthcare professionals to standardize diagnoses, collect public health statistics, and produce the codes which are essential for getting money from insurance companies.