in reply to Are you addicted to Chatterbox?

In order to determine if you are addicted to the CB, you must first determine the criteria for such an addiction. While I am sure I have not seen "ChatterBox (CB) Addiction" in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), I think criteria could be determined by examining the criteria for other impulse-control and substance abuse disorders (such as pathological gambling, or several of the substance disorders). An example of some of the criteria (based on the above) might be:

While I would suggest professional help in the diagnosis and treatment planning should such a condition be suspected, I think a support group for such a thing (much as AA or GA) might be a good thing, as long as it does not become an excuse to feed the cycle with more use by scheduling the meetings thru or in the CB...

I applaud you in recognizing and seeking help for your problem, and in trying to help others who may also be affected by it.

Update: Fixed typos.

Update: Fixed typos. (Thanks for letting me know, allolex.)

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Re: Re: Are you addicted to Chatterbox?
by castaway (Parson) on Jun 08, 2003 at 04:58 UTC
    That's a relief, I'm not addicted then..

    I just live there :)


Re^2: Are you addicted to Chatterbox?
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Jul 03, 2005 at 14:20 UTC

    You know you're addicted to the ChatterBox when...

    you begin writing fanfic about your fellow denizens...

    Not that I have ever done that...

    planetscape does her best to radiate innocence...

    then smacks her halo a few times, muttering "damn lightbulbs..."


        Ah, somehow, I'd not seen those before... but yes, much like that. ;-) ambrus++


Re: Re: Are you addicted to Chatterbox?
by Itatsumaki (Friar) on Jun 08, 2003 at 03:01 UTC
    ++atcroft, and I wish I could vote twice. :)
Re: Re: Are you addicted to Chatterbox?
by kutsu (Priest) on Jun 08, 2003 at 20:09 UTC

    /me is glad he has yet to post like this, though he occasionally uses it in conversation

    "Pain is weakness leaving the body, I find myself in pain everyday" -me