Internet Addiction in the appendix for DSM-5
A new category of "behavioral addictions" has been created which, at this point, includes only gambling
Internet and sex addiction so far merit only inclusion in the appendix. "We couldn't find enough scientific evidence for the existence of sex addiction, but we did feel that gambling merited inclusion and we seriously considered Internet addiction," O'Brien said. Both sex and Internet addictions are included in the appendix "to stimulate research," he explained.
Public comments on Internet Addiction and other proposed changes may be made at the APA's DSM-5 website.