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Is the Internet bringing you down?

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posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Gee, I'm finding plenty of stories bashing the Internet lately.


Is this a sign of society coming to understand the effects the Internet has on people or an evil plot by TPTB to vilify the Internet?

Anyway, some researchers in China did a study of teens and their Internet use. They found that those who showed signs of "Internet addiction" were 250% more likely to show signs of depression.


Too much Internet use can lead to depression in young people

A new report published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has revealed that young people who spend too much time on the internet are more likely to be depressed than those who use it moderately. "Pathological" internet use is linked to causing other problems as well such as poor physical health, relationship problems, aggressive behaviors and even psychological disorders.

For the study, the research team evaluated the mental health and internet use patterns of more than 1,000 Chinese teenagers. At the start of the study, the teenagers filled out questionnaires about their feelings both on- and off-line, and how often they used the internet. The researchers also evaluated the mental health patterns of the teens.

After nine months, researchers again evaluated the participants to see what had developed. They found that young people with internet addiction are 250 percent more likely to develop depression than young people without it.


Read more: Natural News


Related threads from some Internet hating Luddite:

GET OFF the Internet! It's rotting your brain!


Citing your sources is SO 20th century...


[edit on 8/6/10 by FortAnthem]




posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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I think the ole "moderation" factor comes into play. Internet, good...too much, bad. It is our last arena of freedom and is evolving into a true world wide oneness machine, so I hope it stays up and available.

Peace



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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those tested hadn't found ATS yet
i use the Internet to much and to be honest i don't feel any different to the way i felt before i had the Internet i do go whole nights without sleep sometimes but that's because some of the best posts on this site seem to be through the night and i keep telling myself I'll reply to this one last post then go to bed once I've replied i see another new article that sparks my interest and hey presto it's day light and the seagulls are squawking



 
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