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The Chinese government has declared that electric shock treatment is not a suitable therapy for youths allegedly addicted to the internet. China has been grappling with the scourge of internet addiction in recent years, with youths keeling over in internet cafes due to excessive gameplay, or killing each other over virtual …


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  1. Bernie 2

    ECT, drugs and exercise?

    Surely just the exercise on its own would work? It would get them away from the PC at least

    Sounds like he's just combined a whole bunch of completely random and different treatments into one so he can charge top dollar for it. Classy.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bring back national service!


  3. WhatWasThat?

    Signs of the times

    This is the kind of quakery that follows the logic, "Oi! The yoof just wanna be wired up!" So, wire up he does, in every way possible.

    You would have thought this guy was from Texas...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    electroconvulsive therapy

    They're using ECT wrongly - it would work if the internet connected device in the patient's (detainee's?) padded cell was connected to a randomly applied current source - you just need one of those IP 67 stainless steel keyboards and an insulation tester...

  5. Anonymous Coward

    You've just had a heavy session of electroshock therapy...

    ...and you're more relaxed than you've been in weeks. All those childhood traumas magically wiped away, along with most of your personality.

  6. Scott 51

    One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest

    "A little Dab will do ya"

  7. Anonymous Coward

    @anon 'Bring back national service'

    To increase the numbers of people making requests for political asylum in free countries? like what happened when America had conscription - people just went to Sweden and Canada.

    sure, I see why governments would go for that...

  8. Chris 67


    The BOFH would approve of this handy bandwidth-saving measure.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Someone should wire him up and feed him drugs

    This is the definition of torture, it is outrageous and breaks pretty much all human rights legislation.

    If you asked for permission to do this to someone who meats it out, they would emphatically say no to it, it is an incredibly sick to do something like this to another human being.

    Shocking :)

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ectro-shoch is better than some of these games...

    I think Dr. Yang now understands that the "Net Neutrality" issue for Internet users has nothing to do with electrical grounding methods against customers.

    Or, according to our CRTC "...duhhhh does it...???"


  11. J 3


    "But the country's Ministry of Health has come down hard on Yang, declaring that "Electroshock therapy for Internet addiction... has no foundation in clinical research or evidence and therefore is not appropriate for clinical application"."

    Hey, could their MoH come over and do the same for all the "alternative" quackery that is freely sold to the public around here too, even if it has nothing but placebo effect?

  12. blackworx

    Zen and the art of...

    ...population maintenance?

  13. John70

    Gold Farmers

    Does these mean there will be less Chinese Gold Farmers on WoW?

  14. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

    Clockwork Orange

    "electro-shock courses alongside psychotropic drugs and boot camp type exercises"

    So they'll be off the computer, but be perfectly treated for A Clockwork Orange type of situation. Hmmm....

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