No more electroshock for internet addicts in China

After administering thousands of electroshock “treatments” to videogame and internet addicts, China has decided to ban the procedure because ” it has no foundation in clinical research or evidence.”

"Now hold still while I cure you of your videogame addiction"

"Now hold still while I cure you of your videogame addiction"

“Patients are given psychotropic drugs as well as electro-shocks, at a cost of 5,500 yuan (805 USD) a month. Most of them were sent to the hospital by force, the China Youth Daily added.”

Forced hospitalization, ECT, and psychotropic medications (which have not been shown to be effective treatments) administered by people who are not qualified therapists at the cost of $800 per month?

Yes, I think we can agree that banning this practice is the right decision.

Original article

www.techaddiction.ca

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Posted on July 15, 2009, in internet addiction, legal, Treatment, videogame addiction and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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