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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Dr. XXXXXXX Thanks for your earlier advice / suggestion. Right now my son is trying to come out of XXXXXXX internet, but some times he openly says that he is not able to stay long without that. But he wants to come out of those and concentrate on studies. Could you please give us some tips - How to get rid of these XXXXXXX internet addictions? Regards,
(XXXX)
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Answered by Dr. K. V. Anand 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
suggest online counseling

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, Thanks for the question. I understand.

Internet and XXXXXXX social media addiction is usually considered as behavioral addiction. In the initial stages treatment do not cause much difficulties. But if it goes beyond control it could cause symptoms as in the case of other behavior addictions like gaming, gambling etc

I suggest telephone counseling your son as an initial step. We shall decide about further treatment after proper understanding of the case.

You can call me tonight between 8pm and 10.30 pm.
XXXXXXX No. 0000

Please Message me your suitable time in advance. Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. K. V. Anand 53 minutes later
Thanks Doc. We would like to do this. But situation is tricky. Initially, he was not even saying anything on his behaviour. Not wanted to consult any body. But right now he is opening up and telling what he is feeling and his plan to study.

So, I'll convince him for this telephonic discussion and then let you know the date and time. Based on your concurrence, we'll arrange for the discussion.

Regards.
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Answered by Dr. K. V. Anand 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I can make myself available.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, thanks for the prompt reply and follow up. I am OK with your suggestion. You may please inform me whenever you and your son is ready for telephone or video consultation. Please inform me the date and time in advance so that I can make myself available. the preferable timing will be between 8 pm and 10 pm any day. Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. K. V. Anand 43 hours later
Thanks Doc. I'll let you know in advance.

Regards.
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Answered by Dr. K. V. Anand 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Thank you very much

Detailed Answer:
Thanks

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