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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:40 PM

SHOCK TREATMENT FOR INTERNET ADDICTION

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/China-stops-shock-therapy-for-apf-3915088537.html?x=0&.v=1
(in the finance section????? )

CHINA STOPS SHOCK THERAPY FOR INTERNET ADDICTS

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Health Ministry has ordered a hospital to stop using electric shock therapy to cure youths of Internet addiction, saying there was no scientific evidence it worked.

Linyi Mental Health Hospital in eastern Shandong province used the treatment as part of a four-month program that has so far treated nearly 3,000 youths, the China Youth Daily newspaper has reported, citing the psychiatrist who runs it, Yang Yongxin.

The ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site late Monday there is no domestic or international clinical evidence that electric shock therapy helps cure Internet addiction. Electric shock therapy is most often used to treat severe depression.

Chinese psychologists say symptoms of Internet addiction include being online more than six hours a day -- playing games and looking at pornography rather than working or studying -- and getting angry when unable to get online.

( I don't know about you, but I stopped being "shocked" by anything regarding the internet years ago! )
(** On the other hand, does the "getting angry when unable to get online" remind you of about 62,000 people?)

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.0 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 14th Jul '09 2:54 PM

So Nurse Ratchet is Chinese now?


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