Case study: Electric shock therapy in China for internet 'addiction'
"I admit the internet can be quite alluring and sometimes I would use it all day, but if I had other things to do – like playing basketball – I wouldn't use it at all," he said.
"Then my mum saw the adverts on television. They demonised the internet and after watching them she believed I was sick and it was very serious."
He was given ECT for the first time when he resisted admission to the clinic.
"I can't remember how many times [they gave me shocks], but it must have been dozens. They would let me rest for a while then give me another. The session lasted about half an hour," he said.
This reads like a scene from "Brazil," had the world of Brazil had the Net.
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