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China bans shock treatment for Internet addiction

angry tapir (1463043) writes | more than 5 years ago

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angry tapir writes "China has banned the use of shock therapy to treat Internet addiction after its use at one hospital sparked nationwide controversy. The hospital drew wide media coverage in recent months after Internet users claiming to have received the treatment wrote in blogs and forums about being tied down and subjected to shocks for 30 minutes at a time."
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Shocking! (1)

burisch_research (1095299) | more than 5 years ago | (#28701121)

I thought shock therapy was a barbaric practice from the last century?!
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