China has banned electro-shock therapy as a treatment for Internet addiction, citing uncertainty in the safety and effectiveness of the practice after criticism in the local media.
OMG, it was ever an option?!
WOW The Chinese? really? wow.
They rather execute those web addicted people.
jupp ive seen a pretty good reportation about the cinese "cure" program for "internet addicted" kids. The parents infact DO pay for it, without knowing what appens behind closed doors. ....
About time! Hang on... what?
I thought the world had left ECT behind in the sixties.
What the hell? Reminds me of that simpsons episode where they all had buzzers that shocked each other!
That's pretty shocking. ho ho!
damn, would be interesting to see if it did work though.
Seriously, what kind of sick person gives electric shocks to kids who enjoy computer games? Does this mean they're still shocking adults, or did they only do it to teenagers?
i know what you mean. And I did forget that it was children, eek.
So let me get this straight. To stop someone being addicted to something, you shock them? Sounds flawed to me.
I guess the way it works is that you sit them at a computer and everytime they touch the mouse they get shocked :lol:
That reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Lisa attaches electrodes to a cupcake and has Bart walk by and try to grab it while she secretly records the test results.
Peace and love is here to stay and now I can wake up and face the day Happy happy happy all the time shock treatment, I'm doing fine :D
Well we're obviously not talking about crazy, life threatening shocks here.... It's a form of counter treatment in psychology (not sure of the exact name), but I'm guessing it is small electro shocks, which, when administered at the correct timing and in appropriate amounts, can give negative connotations to the brain that it associates to whatever you are trying to treat. (ie. internet addiction)
Egads. I find it kinda surprising that was even an option.
I would say there was a risk of damaging the motherboard unless there was proper shielding.
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