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Maressa Orzak, a Harvard University psychologist, runs a special clinic for computer addicts. She is researching computer addiction. whICh she sees as a growing problem. She experienced it herself when she became hooked on playing solitaire on the computer instead of teaching herself a difficult new software programme, and since then she has studied people whose lives have been taken over by computers. One of them was a divorcee who lost custody of her children when her husband discovered she was neglecting them to spend ten or more hours a day on the web.
Orzak defines computer addiction as "a disorder suffered by people who find virtual reality more attractive than everyday reality". Symptoms Include strange behaviour, spending large sums of money on computers and software, and even mental health problems, but most sufferers compound the problem by denying it.
One of the strategies Orzak uses to treat the condition, based on her own experience of addiction, is to encourage her patients to limit the amount of time they spend in front of a computer. But until the oroblem has been more widelv recoanised and better researched , cures and solutions will be hard to find.
1 Who is supposed to do it?
2 Which of the words means "people" and which "state":
'addict - ad'diction
divorc'ee - di'vorce
'sufferer - 'suffering
How do you know?
3 disorder - Does it mean here:
a a situation in which things are untidy and disorganised
b an illness