Shock therapy for internet addicts?

United States
February 23, 2007 9:46pm CST
I just read an article in the news the other day about this. Apparently they are using shock therapy on teens and anyone who is "addicted" to the internet. The article told a story about how a 17 year old boy was spending 15 hours a day playing online games, and had stopped going to school. This made his parents angry and so they took him off to this military run clinic. According to the boy and his parents, the boy is supposedly doing better in school now and has many life plans and goals set. I couldn't really believe this when I read it, because some of these people were only spending about 4-5 hours a night online. To be honest I spend way more than that online and I honestly don't find it to be a big deal. I don't think it's something thats shock therapy worthy and I especially wouldn't enjoy being thrown into a military run clinic, while being treated like I was insane. Do you think this is going a little too far?
1 response
• United States
24 Feb 07
I don't support shock therapy for anybody, my grandmother had it when she was younger for another mental illness and she was never the same.