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Toronto clinic offers help to Facebook & Twitter addicts

The Internet Group is not what it sounds like. Do you find yourself checking Facebook, smirking at the newborns of all your high school acquaintances, and getting bored? Only to do it all again 10 seconds later? These new group therapy sessions might be able to help you with that. Might. The group protocol was formulated with the help of Internet addiction expert Dr. Kimberly Young and is aimed at 18 to 28 year olds who "are suffering from Internet and social media overuse."

It's meant for people who find internet use is disrupting their life. Just so you know, according to The Internet Group, signs of internet addiction include changes in sleep patterns, lack of sleep and excess fatigue, general edginess, a demand for privacy, household chores ignored, evidence of lying, and personality changes, amongst a veritable gamut of other fluctuations and symptoms. Tardiness and lack of productivity are just a few more, just to further whet your sad palate. The next sessions begin on Sept. 9, and there will be 24 sessions over 12 weeks. I'm signing up, see you there.

Also, I wonder if there is an app for this?


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