September 7th 2012, 14:31
One of the drug industry's tactics for selling more remedies is to invent a disease. 'Social phobia' springs to mind as a classic from around 10 years ago.
Now they have a new one, this time courtesy of the psychiatric profession. It's 'internet addiction', and an addict is anyone who spends more than 38 hours on the web, on social platforms such as Facebook, or texting messages. While five-plus hours a day sounds a lot, most teenagers are addicts according to these parameters.