Is adolescence really a mental illness?

A study of over five thousand adolescents by the US Food and Drug Administration has determined that treating teenagers with antidepressants like Prozac, Celexa, and Serzone is much more safe than previously thought, and that the long-range benefits outweight the short term side effects, such as suicidal mania. The study was performed using the data from the original studies back in 2004 along with data from eleven other studies that were either unavailable or not considered in the final breakdown. The study just released shows that antidepressants seem to work the best on anxiety disorder and the least on depression …

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China treating Internet addiction with ECT?

China is notorious the Net over for its anti-Internet political stance. Bloggers have to register, talking about democracy is a dangerous thing to do at best, and the Great Firewall of China makes a valiant attempt to filter net.traffic to keep the masses uninformed and unable to speak out. They've even managed to have Internet addiction considered a real social problem treatable with hospitalisation and electroconvulsive therapy What gets me is this: The kids that are hospitalised for this 'treatment' (and I use the term in the loosest possible sense) aren't sleeping well, aren't motivated, don't like to listen …

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