Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Cyber-Disorders

Expand Messages
  • Robert Brannan
    Preliminary Draft of the DSM-V Committee on Cyber-disorders The Cyber Disorders section includes disorders that have a dependency upon cyber-existence as the
    Message 1 of 1 , May 23, 2004
    • 0 Attachment
      Preliminary Draft of the DSM-V Committee on Cyber-disorders

      The Cyber Disorders section includes disorders that have a dependency
      upon cyber-existence as the predominant feature. The section is
      divided into three parts.

      1. The first part describes e-mail episodes that serve as the
      building blocks for the disorder diagnoses.

      2. The second part describes the Cyber Disorders themselves. The
      criteria sets for most of the Cyber-Disorders require the presence or
      absence of the e-mail episodes described in the first part of the
      section.

      3. The third part includes the specifiers that describe either
      the most recent e-mail episode, or the course of recurrent episodes.

      The Cyber Disorders are divided into
      • Posting Disorders,
      • Flaming
      • Disorders and
      • cc Disorders.

      The Posting Disorders (i.e. Lurking Disorder, Chronic Posting
      Disorder and Posting Disorder not Otherwise Specified) are
      distinguished from the Flaming Disorders by the fact that there is no
      history of ever having posted a Flame, or Flame-with-Apology.

      CC Disorders (CC-All Disorder and Spam Disorder) may include episodes
      of Chronic Posting, Flames, and/or Flame-With-Apologies but can be
      distinguished by the number of addressees.

      Lurking Disorder is characterized by one or more episodes of lurking
      (i.e. at least two weeks of lurking or loss of interest in answering
      mail accompanied by at least four additional symptoms of Lurking
      including high on-line time balances, walking away from the computer
      while logged on, composing posts and deleting them without sending
      them, etc.)

      Chronic Posting Disorder is characterized by at least 4 weeks of
      posting to a newsgroup or listserv more days than not, accompanied by
      additional Cyber-symptoms such as checking mail several times per
      day, posts in which the content is shorter than the message header or
      sig, and messages of extreme anxiety when list volume drops.

      Posting Disorder not Otherwise Specified is included for coding
      disorders with posting features that do not meet the criteria for
      Lurking Disorder or Chronic Posting Disorder.

      Flaming Disorder is characterized by one or more episodes of
      hot-tempered posts, usually posted within seconds of receiving the
      'trigger' message, but can be distinguished from the Flame-With-
      Apology in that the sender has a sincere belief that he/she is 100%
      correct and morally entitled to his/her feelings of outrage. Flaming
      Disorder is often accompanied by Chronic Posting Disorder.

      Flame-With-Apology Disorder is a milder form of the Flaming Disorder,
      in which the poster sincerely apologizes for the first portion of the
      message and yet sends it anyway. A variation of Flame-With-Apology
      exists in which posters staunchly defend their position for 3 to 4
      days, then abruptly back down and revert to Chronic Posting or
      Lurking.

      The specifiers described in the third part of the section are
      provided to increase diagnostic specificity, create more homogeneous
      subgroups, assist in treatment selection, and improve the prediction
      of prognosis. Some of the specifiers describe the current or most
      recent episode (i.e. Pine, Elm, Anonymous, With Humorous Features,
      and With Uncomplicated Internet Access).

      ----------------------------

      Actually, I stole it from another list.

      By the way, it was nice to see everyone at TappedIn and LearningTimes
      today...Have a great week everybody.

      elderbob
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.