A new survey suggests that people who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey said that people who are addicted the Internet have problems life if they cannot get online regularly. The survey is McMaster University Canada. Researchers looked the Internet habits 254 students and then looked the students' general mental health. Thirty-three the students were addicted to the Internet. The researchers said another 107 students had problems because their Internet use. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know little about the dangers Internet addiction and need to do more research it.
The lead researcher the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what kind problems he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more trouble dealing their day-to-day activities, including life home, at work or school and social settings." Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] Internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts depression and anxiety symptoms, problems with planning and [problems ] time management." The professor said we needed to find just how big the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed to find if mental health problems caused Internet addiction.