The Chinese Ministry of Sanitation had announced lately that the security of the electroshock for ‘net addiction’, a method some Chinese clinics recently applied to deal with ’net addiction’ symptom of the youth, is now suspended. That the electroshock therapeutics invented by Yang Yongxin is ultimately proven to be unscientific and torturous. Many blogger applaud for it. A user on Neteasy comments:
电击治疗 可以在主观上让患者进行自我修正，但是 对于神经的伤害是不确定的，准确的说，对于不同的人，承受力相差很大，不太可能制定一个统一的安全范围。
Electroshock therapeutics may make the sufferer self-cured subjectively. However, the harm it has done to the nerve is uncertain. To be more actual, the endurance depends on the sufferer himself and it’s not probable to set up an unified criterion.
A guy on Sina feels it very weird for some parents to trust the words by unauthorised ‘experts’:
It’s quite common these days to spend a few hours on line. It’s already Internet epoch now! The so-called ’net addiction’ must be totally a joke in the eyes of foreign Internet users. How stupid those parents are to believe the fake experts who made a lot of money from the ‘net addiction’ business.
Fang Zhouzi, a well-known scholar and blogger, says it is against our common sense and ethic:
That China once applied the electroshock therapeutics for ‘net addiction’ is against medical ethic. Electroshock is a kind of disputed therapeutics though it has a history for some decades and produces obvious side-effect. Now it is merely applied to a few types of severe psychological illness, especially hypochondria and this has been proved by clinic experiment. Giving the brain electronic shock to change the cerebral function can only damage the memory and cognitive ability but the mechanism of it is still unknown.
A lawyer named Liu Xiaoyuan writes in his blog that:
Before we force children to accept the cruel electroshock therapeutics, the medical institutations would not tell the parents about the touture this therapeutics can bring to their kids, which means their right to know got eroded.
May I ask those experts who forged the term ‘net addiction’ : Do you see the torture and inhumanity your therapeutics brings to them? If ‘net addiction’ is a kind of real disease, can you figure out some other way to cure it?
All is too atrocious! To apply the immature treatment with no validity and safety equals to use those kids as ‘white rats’ in medical laboratory.
Blogger Hu Yong thinks electroshock therapeutics is lack of prosessional authenticity and official credibility:
If the experts are not certain about the definite standard of ‘net addiction’ and even the international organizations are cautious to this question, how can we be so irresponsible sending our children to clinics without asking it?
A boy receiving the ‘electroshock therapeutics’ describes his feelings when he was in hospital.
I can not remember exactly how many electroshocks they gave me but it must be several dozen. They would let me take a rest between the intervals for half an hour or so.
I struggled to stand up, but they said that I’m not willing to stay there and thus gave me several other electric shocks in the next thirty minutes. I could not bear it so in the end I had to give in.
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China: The Suspense of ‘Electroshock for Net Addiction’
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