"Before developing clinical programs, we should have the research," says Frances. "This is a dangerous sign of a fad diagnosis. Unfortunately, the history of psychology is a history of fads like this."
"Remember," counters Young, "when Betty Ford first admitted she was an alcoholic, we didn't have people believing it was actually a problem until she came around and talked about her own problems with it. This is a place for people to go for help, and that we hope will help everyone around them stop taking Internet addiction so lightly."